Smugglers Abandon Unaccompanied Migrant Children in West Texas

Smugglers Abandon Unaccompanied Migrant Children in West Texas


On Monday, Border Patrol Agents near the Rio Grande in Kinney County discovered five unaccompanied children abandoned on the bank, miles from the nearest town.

Chief Patrol Agent Austin Skero for the Del Rio Sector said they had lanyards around their necks with cards presumably bearing the names of relatives in the United States. They had no supplies, water, or food to prepare them for conditions in the hostile and remote area.

Today, Del Rio Station agents found 5 unaccompanied children along the river in rural Kinney County, TX. About 25 miles between Del Rio and Eagle Pass, they were sent across with nothing more than lanyards containing contact information for relatives in the U.S.

— Chief Patrol Agent Austin Skero (@USBPChiefDRT) March 29, 2021

The smuggling tactic could have disastrous consequences for children as the summer temperatures rise. In this remote area, the nearest medical facility

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