Smugglers Abandon Unaccompanied Migrant Children in West Texas

By Randy Clark | Breitbart News 

On Monday, Border Patrol Agents near the Rio Grande in Kinney County discovered five unaccompanied children abandoned on the bank, miles from the nearest town.

Chief Patrol Agent Austin Skero for the Del Rio Sector said they had lanyards around their necks with cards presumably bearing the names of relatives in the United States. They had no supplies, water, or food to prepare them for conditions in the hostile and remote area.

The smuggling tactic could have disastrous consequences for children as the summer temperatures rise. In this remote area, the nearest medical facility is roughly 30 miles away. Overall, the flow of unaccompanied children has increased dramatically and is proving a challenge for the Border Patrol who must balance the humanitarian needs of detained children with typical duties.