FAA BANS drone flights showing 10K migrants living in filth under Del Rio bridge

Governor Greg Abbott has slammed Joe Biden for the ‘complete disarray’ at the US-Mexico border which has left agents ‘overwhelmed’ as the number of Haitian migrants camped out under a bridge in Texas has now swelled to around 12,000. 

The Texas governor announced he was sending National Guard troops and officers with the Texas Department of Public Safety to the state’s ports of entry to ‘deter crossings’ as he compared the migrant crisis to the chaotic withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.

‘The Biden administration is in complete disarray and is handling the border crisis as badly as the evacuation from Afghanistan,’ he said. 

Abbott made the announcement Thursday, just hours after he said he was shutting down six ports of entry – before backtracking one hour later and accusing the Biden administration of ‘flip-flopping’ on its efforts to ‘secure the border.’ 

Around 12,000 mostly Haitian migrants have gathered at the Del Rio Port of Entry and the International Bridge in the city of Del Rio, Texas, in recent days, in a temporary camp which is said to have ballooned after Joe Biden paused deportation flights back to Haiti.  

New aerial footage, shot by Fox News Friday, reveals streams of people continuing to cross over the Rio Grande river from Mexico into Texas and joining the already overflowing camp.  

New aerial footage, shot by Fox News Friday, reveals streams of people continuing to cross over the Rio Grande river from Mexico into Texas and joining the already overflowing camp

New aerial footage, shot by Fox News Friday, reveals streams of people continuing to cross over the Rio Grande river from Mexico into Texas and joining the already overflowing camp

New aerial footage, shot by Fox News Friday, reveals streams of people continuing to cross over the Rio Grande river from Mexico into Texas and joining the already overflowing camp 

The footage was captured by Fox’s national correspondent Bill Melugin from a Texas Public Safety (TPS) helicopter

The footage was captured by Fox’s national correspondent Bill Melugin from a Texas Public Safety (TPS) helicopter

The footage shows more migrants arriving at the already overcrowded camp

The footage shows more migrants arriving at the already overcrowded camp

The footage was captured by Fox’s national correspondent Bill Melugin from a Texas Public Safety (TPS) helicopter

Haitian migrants use a dam to cross to and from the US from Mexico, Friday, as they are said to be returning to Mexico for basic supplies

Haitian migrants use a dam to cross to and from the US from Mexico, Friday, as they are said to be returning to Mexico for basic supplies

Haitian migrants use a dam to cross to and from the US from Mexico, Friday, as they are said to be returning to Mexico for basic supplies

Thousands of migrants are currently living in the makeshift camp in squalid conditions with a lack of clean water and food

Thousands of migrants are currently living in the makeshift camp in squalid conditions with a lack of clean water and food

Thousands of migrants are currently living in the makeshift camp in squalid conditions with a lack of clean water and food 

Migrants wait Thursday under and around the international bridge between Del Rio and Ciudad Acuna, Mexico to be processed

Migrants wait Thursday under and around the international bridge between Del Rio and Ciudad Acuna, Mexico to be processed

Migrants wait Thursday under and around the international bridge between Del Rio and Ciudad Acuna, Mexico to be processed

Migrants camp out Thursday by the International Bridge in the city of Del Rio, Texas, which connects the US to Mexico

Migrants camp out Thursday by the International Bridge in the city of Del Rio, Texas, which connects the US to Mexico

Migrants camp out Thursday by the International Bridge in the city of Del Rio, Texas, which connects the US to Mexico

Thousands of migrants are currently living under the bridge in cramped, squalid conditions after crossing the border into US

Thousands of migrants are currently living under the bridge in cramped, squalid conditions after crossing the border into US

Thousands of migrants are currently living under the bridge in cramped, squalid conditions after crossing the border into US

More than 10,000 mostly Haitian migrants have gathered there in recent days, in the temporary camp which has have ballooned since Joe Biden halted deportation flights back to Haiti

More than 10,000 mostly Haitian migrants have gathered there in recent days, in the temporary camp which has have ballooned since Joe Biden halted deportation flights back to Haiti

More than 10,000 mostly Haitian migrants have gathered there in recent days, in the temporary camp which has have ballooned since Joe Biden halted deportation flights back to Haiti 

Most of the migrants have fled to the country from Haiti - where the country is in turmoil after the assassination of its president and a huge earthquake last month

Most of the migrants have fled to the country from Haiti - where the country is in turmoil after the assassination of its president and a huge earthquake last month

Most of the migrants have fled to the country from Haiti – where the country is in turmoil after the assassination of its president and a huge earthquake last month 

Why Haitians are fleeing to America: 

Thousands of Haitians are traveling to Mexico and crossed the border into Texas at a time when the Caribbean nation is being ravaged by political and economic turmoil and hammered by natural disasters.  

In early July, Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated in his home of Port-au-Prince in a dramatic plot which authorities are yet to determine who the mastermind was.

The murder threw the troubled nation into uncertainty with gun battles breaking out in the streets and a fight over who was the rightful successor as questions continued to mount about a possible inside job. 

This week, Haiti’s chief prosecutor said there was evidence linking the country’s Prime Minister Ariel Henry to the plot and banned him from leaving the country until he answers questions about his potential involvement.

One month after the assassination, the island nation was dealt another blow as a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck in August.

More than 2,200 people were killed and 100,000 homes destroyed.

This marks the biggest natural disaster Haiti has seen since the magnitude 7.0 earthquake in January 2010 which killed over 200,000 people. 

The nation was still recovering from the devastation it wrought and its economy was already in tatters as the poorest country in the Western hemisphere.  

Most Haitians who have traveled to the border in recent weeks are thought to have already been living in South America after the 2010 earthquake.

Many have then traveled up through Mexico into the US  recently – likely driven by the toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on South America and the pause on deportation flights to Haiti. 

Data released by Border Patrol shows 28,000 Haitians have been arrested along the border this fiscal year, which began last October.

This dwarfs the 2020 number of 4,395 and 2,046 in 2019. 

Last month, 6,768 Haitians were detained by Border Patrol, up from 5,000 in July.

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The footage was captured by Fox’s national correspondent Bill Melugin from a Texas Public Safety (TPS) helicopter after the Biden administration was accused of trying to cover up the extent of the migrant crisis by issuing a flight ban over the US-Mexico border.

The Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) implemented a two-week flight ban over the bridge Thursday night to stop drones capturing footage of the thousands of people living camped out under the Del Rio bridge.

The agency claimed the move was for ‘special security reasons’ to prevent ‘drones interfering with law enforcement flights on the border’.

The ban effectively grounded a Fox News drone hours after the network released shocking footage showing thousands of migrants living in squalor under the bridge as they crossed the US’s southern border and waited to be processed by Border Patrol.     

Abbott claimed Thursday had been asked by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to shutter the points of entry along the border to ‘stop these caravans from overrunning our state’. 

However, just one hour later, he backpedaled on the unprecedented move, claiming the Biden administration had ‘flip-flopped’ on its request.

‘Six hours after US Customs and Border Protection requested help from Texas to close ports of entry and secure the border, the Biden administration has now flip-flopped to a different strategy that abandons border security and instead makes it easier for people to cross illegally and for cartels to exploit the border,’ he said in a statement. 

Instead, Abbott directed troops to ‘maintain their presence at and around ports of entry to deter crossings.’

The DHS denied asking for help and saying it would be a violation of federal law if Texas closed the ports, because only the federal government has the power to do so.

‘[The Biden administration] is not seeking assistance from the State of Texas to shut down ports of entry,’ it said in a statement. 

‘It would be a violation of federal law for the Texas National Guard to unilaterally do so,’ the statement said.   

The president paused deportation flights of migrants to Haiti and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) extended temporary protected status (TPS) to Haitian nationals after the country was rocked by its biggest crises since the 2010 earthquake. 

Under TPS, foreign nationals cannot be deported back to countries hit by natural or manmade disasters, enabling Haitians to live in the US without legal status to qualify for provisional residency. 

Texas Senator Ted Cruz blamed this pause for the dramatic surge in people arriving at the camp. He told Fox Thursday that, in the space of just eight days, the population at the camp surged from 700 on September 8 to 10,503 on September 16. 

However, Biden is facing a backlash from both sides of the political aisle over the increasing crisis under the Del Rio bridge, as it has emerged that the president has quietly resumed deportation flights this week.   

Witness at the Border revealed that flights deporting Haitians began again this week, reported CNN

The DHS also admitted that 86 Haitian nationals were loaded onto a flight by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and sent back to the Caribbean country Wednesday.  

Governor Greg Abbott has slammed Joe Biden for the 'complete disarray' at the US-Mexico border

Governor Greg Abbott has slammed Joe Biden for the 'complete disarray' at the US-Mexico border

Governor Greg Abbott has slammed Joe Biden for the 'complete disarray' at the US-Mexico border

Governor Greg Abbott has slammed Joe Biden for the 'complete disarray' at the US-Mexico border

Governor Greg Abbott has slammed Joe Biden for the ‘complete disarray’ at the US-Mexico border which has left agents ‘overwhelmed’ as the number of Haitian migrants camped out under a bridge in Texas has now swelled to around 12,000

Migrants gather at the camp under the bridge in Del Rio, Texas, as they wait to be processed by Border Patrol agents

Migrants gather at the camp under the bridge in Del Rio, Texas, as they wait to be processed by Border Patrol agents

Migrants gather at the camp under the bridge in Del Rio, Texas, as they wait to be processed by Border Patrol agents 

Around 12,000 mostly Haitian migrants have gathered at the Del Rio Port of Entry and the International Bridge in the city of Del Rio, Texas, in recent days

Around 12,000 mostly Haitian migrants have gathered at the Del Rio Port of Entry and the International Bridge in the city of Del Rio, Texas, in recent days

Around 12,000 mostly Haitian migrants have gathered at the Del Rio Port of Entry and the International Bridge in the city of Del Rio, Texas, in recent days

The temporary camp which is said to have ballooned after President Joe Biden paused deportation flights back to Haiti

The temporary camp which is said to have ballooned after President Joe Biden paused deportation flights back to Haiti

The temporary camp which is said to have ballooned after President Joe Biden paused deportation flights back to Haiti

They were deported under the Title 42 order – a Trump-era policy where migrants are repatriated to their home nations without the possibility of requesting asylum due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   

A group of Democrats have blasted the president for sending people back to the Caribbean nation which is in economic and political turmoil after the July assassination of its president and was ravaged by an August earthquake which killed over 2,200 people.   

More than 50 Democratic lawmakers sent a letter to DHS and Health and Human Services Friday calling on them to halt the deportations.  

‘The Haitian government’s ability to safely receive its citizens will take months, if not years, to secure,’ they wrote. 

Rep. Ayanna Pressley, a Democrat, slammed the deportations ‘cruel and callous’ and called on Biden to end Title 42.

‘The Biden Administration must immediately halt all deportations to Haiti, return these individuals to the United States, and abandon the harmful Title 42 order that has been weaponized to deny families their fundamental right to seek asylum,’ said Pressley, according to The Hill.

‘The Biden Administration has a moral obligation to lead with compassion and support those fleeing from the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Haiti.’  

On Thursday, a federal judge ordered the Biden administration to stop using Title 42, but the order will not take effect for 14 days. 

The Biden administration has been accused of trying to cover up the extent of the migrant crisis after the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) issued a flight ban over the US-Mexico border to stop drones capturing footage of the more than 10,000 people living camped out under a bridge

The Biden administration has been accused of trying to cover up the extent of the migrant crisis after the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) issued a flight ban over the US-Mexico border to stop drones capturing footage of the more than 10,000 people living camped out under a bridge

The Biden administration has been accused of trying to cover up the extent of the migrant crisis after the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) issued a flight ban over the US-Mexico border to stop drones capturing footage of the more than 10,000 people living camped out under a bridge

The footage shows thousands of mostly Haitian migrants gathered under the bridge after crossing the US-Mexico border

The footage shows thousands of mostly Haitian migrants gathered under the bridge after crossing the US-Mexico border

The footage shows thousands of mostly Haitian migrants gathered under the bridge after crossing the US-Mexico border

The footage shows thousands of mostly Haitian migrants gathered under the bridge after crossing the US-Mexico border

The footage shows thousands of mostly Haitian migrants gathered under the bridge after crossing the US-Mexico border

Migrants are seen bythe Del Rio Port of Entry and the International Bridge in the city of Del Rio, Texas, Thursday night

Migrants are seen bythe Del Rio Port of Entry and the International Bridge in the city of Del Rio, Texas, Thursday night

Migrants are seen bythe Del Rio Port of Entry and the International Bridge in the city of Del Rio, Texas, Thursday night








Judge Emmett Sullivan of the US District Court for the District of Columbia said the policy denies migrants the ‘opportunity to seek humanitarian benefits.’  

Biden has long pledged to create a more ‘humane’ immigration system to his predecessor Trump.  

Leaked documents, obtained by NBC News, reveal the administration is planning to dramatically ramp up the deportation of Haitians over the coming weeks.

The ICE has eight deportation flights to Haiti planned for next week, rising to 10 per week thereafter. 

Each flight can carry around 135 migrant passengers, reported NBC. 

The documents also reveal there will be lateral flights to take migrants to other parts of the US for processing to reduce the vast numbers camping out in Del Rio.   

The number of people crossing the southern border from Mexico into the US has surged in recent months to record numbers not seen in two decades, after Biden overturned some of Donald Trump’s harsh immigration policies.

In July, the numbers reached a 20-year high with more than 200,000 people crossing into the US from Mexico while another 195,000 migrants were detained last month. 

Border Patrol is struggling to process the sheer volume, as around 60,000 Afghans also expected to be resettled in America after the US pulled all troops out of the country in August.   

Now, thousands more are now fleeing to the US from Haiti after the Caribbean nation plunged into turmoil this summer with the assassination of its president followed by a magnitude 7.2 earthquake in August, which killed more than 2,200 people and destroyed 100,000 homes. 

Others have traveled from Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua, with many paying human smugglers to help them make the perilous journey across the Rio Grande River. 

Border patrol officials have said there are only 20 portable toilets at the site where over 10,000 are currently staying

Border patrol officials have said there are only 20 portable toilets at the site where over 10,000 are currently staying

Border patrol officials have said there are only 20 portable toilets at the site where over 10,000 are currently staying 

Migrants cross the Rio Grande river - which connects the US and Mexico - close to the bridge which is now their temporary home

Migrants cross the Rio Grande river - which connects the US and Mexico - close to the bridge which is now their temporary home

Migrants cross the Rio Grande river – which connects the US and Mexico – close to the bridge which is now their temporary home

Migrants seeking asylum in the US walk in the Rio Grande river near the International Bridge between Mexico and the US Thursday as they wait to be processed, in Ciudad Acuna, Mexico

Migrants seeking asylum in the US walk in the Rio Grande river near the International Bridge between Mexico and the US Thursday as they wait to be processed, in Ciudad Acuna, Mexico

Migrants seeking asylum in the US walk in the Rio Grande river near the International Bridge between Mexico and the US Thursday as they wait to be processed, in Ciudad Acuna, Mexico

Food and water has been scarce in the makeshift camp, and temperatures have risen to around 99 Fahrenheit

Food and water has been scarce in the makeshift camp, and temperatures have risen to around 99 Fahrenheit

Food and water has been scarce in the makeshift camp, and temperatures have risen to around 99 Fahrenheit

The camp had swelled to some 10,000 migrants on Thursday, with thousands seen wading across the Rio Grande River daily

The camp had swelled to some 10,000 migrants on Thursday, with thousands seen wading across the Rio Grande River daily

The camp had swelled to some 10,000 migrants on Thursday, with thousands seen wading across the Rio Grande River daily

Thousands are fleeing to the US from Haiti after the Caribbean nation plunged into turmoil this summer with the assassination of its president followed by a magnitude 7.2 earthquake in August

Thousands are fleeing to the US from Haiti after the Caribbean nation plunged into turmoil this summer with the assassination of its president followed by a magnitude 7.2 earthquake in August

Thousands are fleeing to the US from Haiti after the Caribbean nation plunged into turmoil this summer with the assassination of its president followed by a magnitude 7.2 earthquake in August

After reaching Texas, conditions in the Del Rio camp aren’t much better, with food and clean water in short supply and dangerously high temperatures.

According to the top Border Patrol union official in the Del Rio Sector Jon Anfinsen, there are only 20 portable toilets at the site, reported the Washington Post, while many migrants are crossing back into Mexico to get access to basic supplies. 

There are also fears the squalid, cramped conditions will serve as a breeding ground for COVID-19.  

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said it is increasing its manpower to the Del Rio area to try to speed up the processing of migrants camped out under the bridge, which connnects Del Rio in Texas to Mexico’s Ciudad Acuña.

The agency said in a statement that ‘the shaded area underneath Del Rio International Bridge is serving as a temporary staging site while migrants wait to be taken into USBP custody.’ 

Cruz blasted Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris – who was tasked by the president with tackling the migrant crisis – on Fox Thursday night, saying he had ‘never seen anything like’ the FAA ban and he accused the White House of trying to stop the public seeing the truth of the crisis. 

‘The drone footage started this morning, and people across the country were horrified, and I guess the political operatives at the Biden White House saw that and decided the last thing they want is Fox News actually reporting on what’s happening down here,’ he said. 

Migrants are seen close around the bridge Thursday. Most are from Haiti while others have traveled from Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua

Migrants are seen close around the bridge Thursday. Most are from Haiti while others have traveled from Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua

Migrants are seen close around the bridge Thursday. Most are from Haiti while others have traveled from Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua

Migrants cross the Rio Grande river heading to the makeshift camp under the bridge which is now home to more than 10,000

Migrants cross the Rio Grande river heading to the makeshift camp under the bridge which is now home to more than 10,000

Migrants cross the Rio Grande river heading to the makeshift camp under the bridge which is now home to more than 10,000

The FAA imposed a two-week flight restriction banning drones from flying in the area, citing unspecified security concerns

The FAA imposed a two-week flight restriction banning drones from flying in the area, citing unspecified security concerns

The FAA imposed a two-week flight restriction banning drones from flying in the area, citing unspecified security concerns

Fox’s Sean Hannity said the ban – which stops it and any other network from capturing aerial footage – is an attempt to ‘cover up for Biden’s failures.’

The FAA ‘is trying to prevent Fox’s drone from showing you the American people the truth and capturing images just like this,’ he said.

‘In other words, the FAA is being used to cover up for Biden’s failures. And we are going to let that stand? I don’t think so.’  

The network had been flying drones over the border for the last seven months without issue, according to Fox News national correspondent Bill Melguin – until the latest damning footage of the crisis emerged.

The FAA released a statement Thursday denying there is any a political motive to the grounding of flights and said the media can request permission for flights.

‘The Border Patrol requested the temporary flight restriction due to drones interfering with law enforcement flights on the border,’ it said. 

‘As with any temporary flight restriction, media is able to call the FAA to make requests to operate in the area.’  

Fox News' Bill Melugin published drone images showing the overcrowded camp

Fox News' Bill Melugin published drone images showing the overcrowded camp

Fox News’ Bill Melugin published drone images showing the overcrowded camp 

DailyMail.com has reached out to the FAA to ask for specific examples where drones have interfered with law enforcement flights, thus creating the need for the ban.   

Republican Senator Cruz – one of Biden’s fiercest critics – shared new footage of the Del Rio bridge from the ground and claimed the ‘mass of humanity’ living there had doubled overnight from around 4,000 Wednesday morning to over 10,000 Thursday night.

‘This is a man-made crisis. Eight days ago, on September 8, under that same bridge, there were between 700 and 1,000 people,’ he said. 

‘That was what was coming a day — about 1,000, sometimes 1,100 — but it would range between 700 and 1,100.’ 

‘Right now, as we’re speaking, there are 10,503 people under that bridge. It is packed in as a mass of humanity,’ he told Sean Hannity. 

‘The scope of it, until you see it… it just goes on and on and on. Infants, little children, people struggling enormously.’   

Around 85 percent of all migrants living under the bridge have come from Haiti, Cruz said, after Biden canceled deportation flights for Haitians. 

‘On September 8th, the Biden administration made a decision to cancel deportation flights back to Haiti,’ he said. 

Cruz said this decision led migrants to contact their friends and families who then also fled to the border. 

‘And [when the Biden administration] made that decision eight days ago, the 700 to a thousand people who were here discovered they could stay, they pulled out their cell phones,’ he said. 

Senator Ted Cruz said, in the space of eight days, the population under the bridge has increased from 700 to 10,503

Senator Ted Cruz said, in the space of eight days, the population under the bridge has increased from 700 to 10,503

Senator Ted Cruz said, in the space of eight days, the population under the bridge has increased from 700 to 10,503

This chart shows the number of unaccompanied minors stopped at the southern border over the last four years

This chart shows the number of unaccompanied minors stopped at the southern border over the last four years

This chart shows the number of unaccompanied minors stopped at the southern border over the last four years

Migrants bathe and wash their clothes in the Rio Grande river near the International Bridge between Mexico and the US

Migrants bathe and wash their clothes in the Rio Grande river near the International Bridge between Mexico and the US

Migrants bathe and wash their clothes in the Rio Grande river near the International Bridge between Mexico and the US

Officials said some migrants are crossing back into Mexico in order to get basic supplies while there are said to be just 20 portable toilets for use by 10,000 people

Officials said some migrants are crossing back into Mexico in order to get basic supplies while there are said to be just 20 portable toilets for use by 10,000 people

Officials said some migrants are crossing back into Mexico in order to get basic supplies while there are said to be just 20 portable toilets for use by 10,000 people 

Most of the migrants are from Haiti, a nation that has been ravaged by an earthquake as well as political unrest. Pictured the Fox footage

Most of the migrants are from Haiti, a nation that has been ravaged by an earthquake as well as political unrest. Pictured the Fox footage

Most of the migrants are from Haiti, a nation that has been ravaged by an earthquake as well as political unrest. Pictured the Fox footage 

Border Patrol has been overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of those crossing the border in recent months and processing people is slow

Border Patrol has been overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of those crossing the border in recent months and processing people is slow

Border Patrol has been overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of those crossing the border in recent months and processing people is slow

‘They called their friends, they called their family, and eight days later, 700 people became 10,503.’  

Cruz added: ‘If you’re from Haiti, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have said we have open borders, come to Del Rio and they will let you in.’ 

Cruz blasted it a ‘manmade disaster’ brought about by ‘political decisions’ which are ‘inviting suffering’ as he demanded Biden reopen deportation flights. 

‘This is a disaster and it is a man made disaster. It is the result of political decisions and Joe Biden could end this tomorrow by simply following the law and reinstating deportation flights back,’ he said.   

The humanitarian issue at the Del Rio bridge is just the latest example of the migrant crisis at the US’s southern border with Mexico. 

An unknown number of migrants have died along the perilous journey while unaccompanied children have been abandoned at the border in their droves by people smugglers paid by desperate parents to send their young ones to a better life in the US.

Disturbing images this week show two young Honduran children found dumped in the reeds near the shore of the Rio Grande river Tuesday. 

A two-year-old girl from Honduras and her two-month-old brother were rescued by U.S. Border Patrol agents Tuesday after they were found on the riverbank of the Rio Grande

A two-year-old girl from Honduras and her two-month-old brother were rescued by U.S. Border Patrol agents Tuesday after they were found on the riverbank of the Rio Grande

A two-year-old girl from Honduras and her two-month-old brother were rescued by U.S. Border Patrol agents Tuesday after they were found on the riverbank of the Rio Grande

A U.S. Border Patrol agent tends to the two Honduran children who were abandoned on the riverbank of the Rio Grande near Eagle Pass, Texas, on Tuesday

A U.S. Border Patrol agent tends to the two Honduran children who were abandoned on the riverbank of the Rio Grande near Eagle Pass, Texas, on Tuesday

A U.S. Border Patrol agent tends to the two Honduran children who were abandoned on the riverbank of the Rio Grande near Eagle Pass, Texas, on Tuesday

A six-year-old boy from El Salvador was found alone at a Wal-Mart in Brownsville, Texas, last Thursday. CBP figures provided in August showed that 113,791 unaccompanied children have been stopped for crossing the United States-Mexico border since October 1, 2001

A six-year-old boy from El Salvador was found alone at a Wal-Mart in Brownsville, Texas, last Thursday. CBP figures provided in August showed that 113,791 unaccompanied children have been stopped for crossing the United States-Mexico border since October 1, 2001

A six-year-old boy from El Salvador was found alone at a Wal-Mart in Brownsville, Texas, last Thursday. CBP figures provided in August showed that 113,791 unaccompanied children have been stopped for crossing the United States-Mexico border since October 1, 2001








A two-year-old girl was discovered with a car seat containing her three-month-old brother, CBP revealed.

Officers assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station were patrolling the river that serves as the border between the United States and Mexico when they spotted an ‘unusual color on the riverbank.’ 

The agents stopped their boat operation and found the girl sitting on the grass next to the car seat. 

Agents said a note was found under the baby’s carrier explaining that the pair were siblings, but did not reveal its exact contents. The children did not require medical attention and were taken to a nearby facility.

It comes five days after police found a six-year-old boy at a Wal-Mart in Brownsville, Texas.

The Salvadoran child was left behind alone at the store on Thursday and turned over to the Brownsville Border Patrol Station. He provided agents a note with the contact information for his aunt in Houston.

In late August, U.S. Border Patrol agents rescued two Ecuadorian girls who were able to call 911 after they were left stranded in the desert outside Ocotillo, California.

On March 30, two sisters -also from Ecuador – were dumped by smugglers over a 14-foot high border wall in New Mexico. They were later reunited with their parents, who live in the New York area. 

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