September 17, 2021

Border Patrol found a toddler and baby abandoned along the Rio Grande

US Border Patrol agents found a 2-year-old girl and her 3-month-old brother abandoned along the Rio Grande in Texas. The agency took the children into custody.

Photo by US Border Patrol

“A note under the infant safety carrier revealed the 2-year-old girl and 3-month-old boy, both nationals of Honduras, were siblings,” Border Patrol said in a statement. “A thorough search of the area was conducted and no additional individuals were encountered.”

Two agents assigned near Eagle Pass, Texas, noticed “an usual color on the riverbank.” The agents found the little girl dressed in yellow and pink, with her brother next to her buckled in an infant carrier seat.

“It is heartbreaking and frustrating to know that there are children being abandoned without remorse or concern for their lives and wellbeing,” the interim Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent, Robert N. Garcia, tweeted.

The children did not require medical attention. Border Patrol brought them to their processing facility in Uvalde, Texas.


U.S. Border Agents Found A Toddler And A Baby Abandoned Along The Rio Grande

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