A two-year-old Honduran girl and her younger brother, just three months old, were found this Tuesday on the shore of the Bravo River (Texas), one of the crossing points for thousands of migrants seeking to reach the United States, reported the Information Center of the Customs and Border Protection Office of the North American country.
According to the statement, at noon on Sept. 14, Border Patrol agents were conducting boat operations when they noticed unusual color on the riverbank. Investigating the found object, they discovered two minors abandoned.
A note under the carrier revealed that the girl in 2 years and the boy of 3 monthsBoth citizens of Honduras were brothers. After which, a thorough search of the area was carried out, but no other person was found. The minors did not need medical attention and were transferred to a border patrol station in the city of Uvalde, Texas, for processing.
Río Bravo, the natural border between the United States and Mexico, is one of the steps that migrants cross in search of a better life, fleeing violence and lack of opportunities.
According to data of the Customs and Border Protection Office, in August there were 208.887 people who arrived illegally across the southwestern US border, with a total of 1.541.651 people so far in 2021.