Border Patrol Agents Reunite 1-Year-Old with Mother in Mexico
Eagle Pass, Texas – U.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.
“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.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.