WATCH: Border Patrol Rescues Migrant Girl Abandoned on Island in Rio Grande

WATCH: Border Patrol Rescues Migrant Girl Abandoned on Island in Rio Grande


Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents rescued a five-year-old girl after human smugglers abandoned her on an island in the Rio Grande. Video released by Border Patrol shows marine unit agents reuniting the girl with her mother.

Eagle Pass Station agents came upon a group of migrants who illegally crossed the border. While interviewing the migrants, one woman reported her daughter had been left behind on a river island.

Human smugglers are cold and calculated, often separating families for their own convenience or to gain compliance. Agents reunited a young girl with her family after a mother alerted agents that her daughter was left on an island in the Rio Grande. https://t.co/p4VkrHyZnL pic.twitter.com/PId2t8yYDJ

— Chief Patrol Agent Del Rio Texas (@USBPChiefDRT) November

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