Crying Lost Migrant Boy Approaches U.S. Border Patrol Guard To Ask For Help

Crying, Lost Migrant Boy Approaches U.S. Border Patrol Guard To Ask For Help

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The US Customs and Border Protection has released a clip showing a migrant boy who claims he was abandoned in the desert. The frightened juvenile pleaded help and informed a Border Patrol guard that he had been with a larger group and without his parents. The boy is one of the hundreds of unaccompanied kids crossing the border daily.

A viral video showed a migrant boy crying and saying he was abandoned in the Rio Grande Valley desert by a larger group he was with.

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The clip captured in the Rio Grande Valley showed the boy, suspected to be around 10-Year-Old crying and saying that he didn’t know where the group he was with went. “It’s that I was coming with a group, and they abandoned me, and I do not know where they are at.” The boy, whose name and nationality have been withheld, told the officer in Spanish. 

The boy can be seen standing on the side of a dirt road as the border officer pulled up next to him. “You don’t know where they are at? The left you alone? The agent asked the boy. It’s observed that the troubled child, struggling to maintain his composure, had been sent to the US by his parents, who weren’t part of the migrant group he had been journeying with. 

The troubled boy, struggling to maintain his composure stood on the side of a dirt road as the border officer pulled up next to him.

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The officer who had just finished his shift equally questioned if he had been instructed to leave the group and ask for help. The boy responded: “No, I am coming because if I did not, where am I going to go? Somebody could abduct me, kidnap me. I am scared.” According to Univision, the boy spent the entire night trekking through the Rio Grande region after his illegal entry into the country. At the moment, he’s safe at a Border facility and will be transferred to the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement. 

The incident comes amid a rise at the border of migrants attempting to gain access to the US from Mexico and South and Central American Countries.

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With the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, President Biden has considered the border wall’s continuation.

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The incident comes amid a rise at the border of migrants attempting to gain access to the US from Mexico and South and Central American Countries. New government records released recently showed that the US authorities captured 171,000 migrants at the border in March. It’s the highest monthly total in two decades and indeed the latest challenge confronting President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, who was appointed to find a solution to the migrant crisis. 

The border wall will feature plugging gaps, built gates, and designing already-built portions with monitoring technology.

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The immigration crisis is the latest challenge confronting President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

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However, with the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, President Biden has considered the continuation of the border wall, specifically to plug gaps, build gates, and design already built portions with monitoring technology. President Biden might have to finish the wall despite his promise not to build on his predecessor’s signature policies. So far, the president hasn’t yet issued a revocation order. 

Records released recently showed that the US authorities captured 171,000 migrants at the border in March.

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