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Border Patrol Agents Reunite 1-Year-Old with Mother in Mexico

Release Date: 
June 14, 2019

Eagle Pass, TexasU.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station reunited a 1-year-old child after he was separated from his mother while crossing the Rio Grande River.

Agents coordinated with Mexican immigration officials to reunite the boy with his mother in Mexico.
Agents coordinated with Mexican
immigration officials to reunite the
boy with his mother in Mexico.

“Unaccompanied alien children present a unique challenge for the Border Patrol,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz. “In this case we were able to work with Mexican immigration officials to reunite this child with his mother.”

On June 10, Border Patrol agents from the Eagle Pass Station apprehended a group of illegal aliens, including a 1-year-old boy and his uncle, shortly after they crossed the Rio Grande River into the United States. During processing, agents discovered that the uncle and child were separated from the mother while crossing the river. The mother, a Honduran national, was in the custody of Mexican immigration officials in Piedras Negras, Mexico. Border Patrol agents coordinated with Mexican immigration officials and reunited the boy with his mother in Mexico.

The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is part of the Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity call the Del Rio Sector’s toll free number at 1-866-511-8727.

Last modified: 
June 14, 2019