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‘Heartbreaking’ says Texas farmer who found 5 abandoned migrant girls, all under age 7, near border

QUEMADO, Texas -- A Texas farmer found five young migrant children who had been abandoned, resting on the ground in the hot sun on his ranch land along the border near Quemado in Maverick County, officials said Monday.

Texas Congressman Tony Gonzales (R-District 23) shared what he and U.S. Border Patrol agents called a "heartbreaking" photo of the five unaccompanied children, all girls under the age of 7 - with the youngest being just 11 months old. Three were said to be from Honduras and the other two from Guatemala.

“It is heartbreaking to find such small children fending for themselves in the middle of nowhere... these little girls could have faced the more than 100-degree temperatures with no help,” said Chief Border Patrol Agent Austin Skero II.

Officials said the children fortunately were "uninjured, healthy, in good spirits" and did not require medical attention. They were handed off to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for care after being processed by Border Patrol over the weekend.

"While we thank God they were found alive, these tragic scenes are happening more and more," said Gonzales, who posted a conversation on social media that he had with the farmer who discovered the young girls.

The farmer, whose name was not provided, said he was making the morning rounds on his farm when he spotted the children.

"It was about 8:30 in the morning, just driving along and all of a sudden I see them there, beside the bank, here on the river, five little baby girls all by themselves, hungry, crying. One didn't have any clothes on," the farmer told Gonzales, adding that he first called Border Patrol and then reached out to the county constable.

"I don't think they would've made it if I hadn't found them," the farmer told the congressman.

You can watch the entire conversation in the video player below.

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Jim Parker

Jim Parker is the Director of Digital Content for ABC-7.

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11 Comments

  1. Charlie scooby doo doo’s child army come to roost under the auspices of the senile puppet biden regime. The BP is is going crazy trying to unite these children with their parents. But how do they do that when the children are abandoned?

    1. The Bidumb Reich is all about facilitating CHILD TRAFFICKING.
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      Democrats are sick, pedo freaks. From Bill Gates down to Alberto. Pedo-Joe is the worst.

  2. Good for them…We need all the Hispanics we can get into the good ole USA. Gutsy kids like that will one day crowd out all those worthless anglos who think they were born with a silver spoon. Come on chavitos, come get the gold and the gravy!

    1. Another asswhipe alberto personality. El dorado? More like el culero from el segundo. Puras ratas y cucarachas. Todo quieren regalado.

  3. We will keep seeing these events until Republicans in Congress stop opposing immigration reform and until we get something done about the root cause in the home countries.

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