Border Patrol agents discover another five-year-old migrant girl two days later wandering the Texas border region with three other children after crossing the border from Mexico without parents.
- Two five-year-old girls from Honduras and Guatemala were discovered by border guards in the Del Rio sector of the US Border Patrol this week.
- A five-year-old girl from Honduras crossed the border with three other children on Thursday.
- On Tuesday, a five-year-old girl from Guatemala was stopped near the Rio Grande and told agents she crossed the river alone.
- In total, there were 38,639 encounters with unaccompanied children in the first three months of fiscal year 2022.
A second five-year-old migrant girl from Central America was found by US Border Patrol just two days after she and three other children crossed the southern border without their parents this week.
The latest border incident was recorded by the Del Rio agency sector in Texas, when officers on Thursday confronted a five-year-old girl from Honduras after she entered the country with three other children, the eldest of whom was 16.
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) did not disclose the nationality of the other three children.
On Tuesday, Del Rio sector border guards spotted a five-year-old girl from Guatemala walking after crossing the Rio Grande alone.
“It is not normal!” the sector said in a Facebook post, showing a child standing in front of a border patrol vehicle.
The Del Rio sector did not say if the parents of the migrant children are currently in the United States or if any family members have been contacted.
DailyMail.com has reached out to CBP for comment.
The shocking but not unusual findings of migrant children being sent across the border without parents represent many of the problems that have remained unresolved on the southern border since President Joe Biden’s administration took over from Donald Trump in Washington, DC.
A five-year-old girl from Honduras was discovered by border patrol agents on Thursday in Texas. The child was among four children who were greeted together by officers assigned to the Del Rio Sector of the US Border Patrol.
This five-year-old girl from Guatemala told US Border Patrol agents from the Del Rio sector that on Tuesday she crossed the road from Mexico to Texas via the Rio Grande.
At least 38,639 encounters with unaccompanied children were recorded during the first three months of FY 2022, after 126,739 bans were recorded in Biden’s first eight months in office in FY 2021.
Del Rio sector agents, which are responsible for 53,063 square miles of Texas in 47 counties and 245 miles along the Rio Grande, reported 91,651 encounters with migrants stopped for illegal entry across the border, out of 518,360 interceptions that were recorded. in the first three months of fiscal 2022.
During that time, Del Rio Sector Border Patrol officers reported 2,280 encounters with unaccompanied minors.
The Rio Grande sector, with 137,239 encounters topping CBP’s fiscal 2022 statistics, was also the best among the agency’s nine border patrol sectors, with 21,069 detentions of migrant children between October 2021 and December 2022.
The agency’s January 2022 data is due sometime within the next two weeks.
In total, there were 38,639 encounters with unaccompanied children in the first three months of FY 2022, after 126,739 bans were recorded in the first eight months of Joe Biden’s presidency in FY 2021.
CBP reported 518,360 encounters with undocumented migrants who were stopped by US Border Patrol agents for illegally crossing the US-Mexico border between October 2021 and December 2021.
This week, the Biden administration announced a change in its strategy for detaining adults who cross the border illegally.
As part of a 120-day pilot program, single adult migrants will be placed under house arrest in select locations in the United States as a cheaper alternative to immigration detention.
The plan, released Tuesday, indicated that 100 to 200 single adults would be sent to sites in Baltimore and Houston.
The so-called “home curfew” pilot will cost $6-8 a day for each participant, much less than the $142 a day for immigrant detention.
Enrollees are generally required to stay at home from 8:00 pm to 8:00 am, except for work schedules for those with a work permit or emergency.
Current detention alternatives, such as ankle bracelets and phone taps, require enlisted individuals to notify handlers if they are leaving the state or traveling, but do not require home confinement, a Department of Homeland Security spokesman said.