10-year-old Abandoned at Border Asks Officials for Help
A customs and border patrol video has surfaced that appears to show an abandoned 10 year old migrant child.
A customs and border patrol video has surfaced that appears to show an abandoned 10 year old migrant child. The full circumstances aren’t known surrounding the boy in the video, including how and why he came to the U.S, or if this was a case of self-separation. The video comes amid an influx of children entering the U.S. alone and news that migrant families are self separating in Mexico. The agency shared the video of the 10-year-old, who was found alone in a field on April 1st after being left by the group he was traveling with. He was still in CBP custody as of Monday while the agency worked to turn him over to the department of health and human services.
Border Patrol is seeing hundreds of cases in south Texas of children apprehended crossing the border alone. The Biden administration’s policy is to expel migrants except minors who come alone, which is a change from the Trump administration policy of turning away asylum-seekers including children under a rule known as Title 42. As of Monday, about 19,000 unaccompanied migrant children were in federal custody.