Children rescued by Border Patrol
Border Patrol agents on Tuesday rescued two young children abandoned along the Rio Grande River, including a 3-month-old baby in a baby carrier – the latest example of a child being abandoned at the southern border.
In a statement, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said the 2-year-old girl and 3-month-old boy, both Honduran citizens, are siblings and were found unclaimed near the Rio Grande near Eagle Pass.
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They were found only on the river as agents who noticed “an unusual color” on the shore, and discovered two children.
They found a note identifying their age and nationality, and a search of the area did not find any individuals. The children were brought to a safe place and taken to the nearest station for processing. CBP said he did not require medical attention.
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This is the latest example of young children being abandoned at the border, often by traffickers, in the hope that they will be picked up by the Border Patrol, processed in the United States and eventually released to sponsors – usually parents or others. Relatives – those who are already in America
in June, border Patrol Released a video of a 5-year-old migrant girl wandering alone on the border after being dropped near the edge of the wall.
Earlier this month, a video surfaced that purportedly showed a 5-year-old screaming, “Don’t go!” After being released at the US-Mexico border.
A DHS source told Granthshala News on Wednesday that there were 18,847 encounters with children in August alone, which is slightly less than in July.
Republicans have meanwhile asked the Department of Health and Human Services for a response to reports that one in three calls to migrant children released to their sponsors between January and May of this year remained unanswered.
Granthshala News’ Bill Melugin and John Roberts contributed to this report.