April 24, 2019– Mary Greeley News – A 3-year-old boy was found by Border Patrol agents alone and crying in a south Texas cornfield, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said. The federal agency said the boy had his name and phone numbers written on his shoes when he found.
“We believe the boy was with a larger group that ran when they encountered Agents,” CBP said in a tweet Tuesday.
He was photographed viewing a computer screen in the care of agents. CBP said it was trying reach his family.
Early this morning, #USBP Agents found a 3-year-old boy alone and crying in a corn field in TX. He had his name & phone numbers written on his shoes. #CBP is attempting to reach his family. We believe the boy was with a larger group that ran when they encountered Agents. pic.twitter.com/0s0zwmFxih
— CBP (@CBP) April 24, 2019
He will likely be sent to a facility for unaccompanied minors, The Associated Press reported.
A flood of migrants heading to the U.S. shows no sign of receding. And many of them are young. Border Patrol has apprehended more than 20,000 unaccompanied minors since January, the AP reported, and almost 9,000 last month alone.
This is an invasion we should use whatever means to stop it. A 3-yr. old was found alone in a corn field in Texas by BP. They heard the agents and took off running and left him. pic.twitter.com/apjag9bvPK
— darla ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@DarlaMaga) April 24, 2019
credit: In part with https://www.cbsnews.com/news/3-year-old-boy-found-crying-brownsville-texas-cornfield-customs-and-border-patrol-protection-agents-migrant/