Border Patrol Agents Find Child, Alone With Name Written on His Shoes

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Central American migrants gather in an improvised shelter during a break in their journey towards the United States, in Escuintla, Mexico. (REUTERS/Jose Cabezas)

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents found a 3-year-old migrant boy by himself in a cornfield near the Mexico border on Tuesday, April 23.

In a statement posted on Twitter, CPB said patrol agents found the boy alone and crying in a cornfield between the Texas and Mexico border with his name and a phone number 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,” the agency tweeted.

The agents reportedly took the child, who was found in the Rio Grande Valley near Brownsville, Texas, to a US border patrol station and are trying to contact his parents by using the number on his shoes, NBC News reported. The…

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  • Lindy

    Poor baby and poor parents. I hope they are reunited. How sad that his parents cannot seek asylum without fear. The policies of trump are shameful.

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