A video of an encounter last week showed a frightened child alone in Texas told border guard officials that he had been abandoned by a larger group and had no parents.
A video shot in Rio Grande Valley on Thursday shows a boy sobbing and saying he doesn’t know where the group he’s with has gone.
According to Customs and Border Protection, a 10-year-old boy from Nicaragua was found walking alone on a country road near Lagurla, Texas.
He woke up and found himself left behind by a group of immigrants he was traveling with. He is safe at the border guard facility and will be transferred to the Refugee Resettlement Administration’s Department of Health and Human Services.
The incident occurs in the context of an unaccompanied minor’s border rise, escape situation in Central America and elsewhere. A Record number of unaccompanied children I crossed the border in March.
As of Monday, approximately 19,000 unaccompanied immigrant children were under federal control — US Health and Welfare Services and Customs and Border Protection — federal data show.
The Biden administration’s policy is to expel immigrants, excluding minors who come alone, from the Trump administration’s policy of keeping asylum seekers, including children, away under a pandemic rule known as Title 42. It’s a change. A patrol station that far exceeds the 72-hour legal limit.
President Joe Biden Said Being Seasonal increase He also accused the Trump administration of ignoring the underlying issues that promoted Central America and immigration, and what he said was the dismantling of the system to deal with immigration.
Biden said most people arriving at the border were denied. “Only children can’t let us sit alone on the other side of the Rio Grande without help,” he said at the end of last month.
At the end of last month, officials said smugglers had dropped two young children, three and five years old, from Ecuador. Fallen over a 14-foot-high barrier Along the border between New Mexico and Mexico.
The girls were left alone and rescued by the border guard.Officials including Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mallorcas Express anger The case said the child showed abuse suffering in the hands of smugglers.
On Monday in California, border guards said they had rescued two children, a 6-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl, who had been dropped on a rocky border.
Children found near Jacamba had handwritten notes containing their mother’s name and phone number, with the same information on their forearms, customs, and Border Protection. Said..
“It is rude for everyone to abandon these little children, and those responsible for such smuggling cases will be prosecuted aggressively,” Chief Patrol Agent Aaron Heitke said in a statement.