HIDALGO, Texas – Border Patrol agents locate several illegal aliens, including a 4 year old traveling alone.
Early this morning, McAllen agents working in Hidalgo, Texas, encountered 36 illegal aliens after they were rafted across the Rio Grande. The group consisted mostly of family units and unaccompanied children. During the initial encounter, agents attempted to identify everyone in the group and in the process discovered a four year old Salvadoran child who was traveling alone. In her possession, agents discovered a hand written note with contact information for a parent in the United States. Additionally, the child had a phone number written on the inside of her coat. Agents contacted the father and he stated that the mother abandoned the child.
Medical staff evaluated the child and determined she did not need medical care at the time of the evaluation.
The Border Patrol says they “processed the child accordingly.”