Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents discovered three unaccompanied migrant children abandoned by human smugglers on the banks of the river that separates Mexico and Texas. The discoveries came in two separate incidents.
Rio Grande Valley Sector Chief Patrol Agent Gloria Chavez tweeted a photo on Wednesday of a young girl abandoned by human smugglers near Weslaco, Texas. The smugglers left the toddler alone and in the dark Tuesday night on the Texas bank of the Rio Grande.
The criminal element protects narcotics more than human life. They will have splash downs to hide narcotics and engage in failure to yields but they are quick to abandon human life to fend for themselves, leaving children alone and scared.
— Chief Patrol Agent Gloria I. Chavez (@USBPChiefRGV) March 15, 2023
One day earlier, Chavez tweeted another photo showing two children left on the Texas bank of the Rio Grande Monday night. Agents heard the eight-year-old girl calling for help after being abandoned by the human smuggling guide during a storm. The agents assigned to the Fort Brown Station near Brownsville, Texas, took possession of the brother and sister after Texas National Guard soldiers assigned to Operation Lone Star found them.
A scared 8 yr old called for help after being left on the riverbanks by their guide during a storm.
He & his 11 yr old sister were located by our military partners and Fort Brown agents.
Smuggling organizations continue to exploit children as a commodity! pic.twitter.com/fL9hrM6h7W
— Chief Patrol Agent Gloria I. Chavez (@USBPChiefRGV) March 14, 2023
“Smuggling organizations continue to exploit children as a commodity!,” Chief Chavez stated. She reported that these children are part of the more than 25,000 unaccompanied migrant children found by agents so far this fiscal year.
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