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Two Honduran migrant children found abandoned on the banks of the Rio Grande in Texas

2021-09-15T02:37:57.257Z

Border Patrol agents were touring the area in a boat when they saw the two little ones: a 2-year-old girl and a 3-month-old baby. "They are brothers," read a note that was under a baby carrier.



A 2-year-old girl and a 3-month-old baby from Honduras

were found Tuesday by Border Patrol abandoned on the banks of the Rio Grande, on the southern border of Texas, the agency said in a statement. 

Agents from the South Station in Eagle Pass, a small Texas town near Piedras Moras, were touring the area by boat at noon when they

noticed an unusual color

at the edge of the riverbed

.

As they approached, they found two small migrants.

Under the carrier there was a note saying they are siblings. 

[Panic attacks and self-harm: this is the despair experienced by migrant children in emergency shelters]

"It is heartbreaking and frustrating to know that there are abandoned children," said South Station chief agent Robert N. Garcia in a statement posted on social media.

The minors are brothers according to a note that the agents found under the baby carrier.

US Border Patrol South Station

This is not an isolated event: migrant minors are frequently reported who have been abandoned or left alone in that Texas area of ​​the Rio Grande, on the border with the Mexican state of Coahuila.

In May, the case of five Central American girls, aged from 11 months to 7 years, who appeared alone on a farm near the river became known.

A month earlier, an agent rescued a 10-year-old migrant boy from Nicaragua on the border east of the city of Rio Grande.

He had fallen asleep and the group he came with abandoned him. 

The agents of the South Station in Eagle Pass made an exhaustive search on Tuesday around the place where the Honduran girl and baby were.

"No other person was found," it said in a statement. 

Doubts grow about the government's ability to protect unaccompanied minor migrants

Sept.

3, 202101: 57

The little ones

were in good condition and did not need medical attention

. They were transferred to the police station in the city of Uvalde, some 60 miles north of the border, to have their information and their cases registered in the system.

Source: telemundo

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