Biden's Border Crisis: 5 Unaccompanied Migrant Girls Found Hungry and Crying in Texas
Migrants within hours of perishing upon being found
Five abandoned migrant girls have been found by a Texas farmer on his land in Quemado, close to the Rio Grande River.
The farmer told Rep. Tony Gonzales, R-Texas, he found the "baby girls" hungry and crying.
He said one was naked and was crawling because she was too young to walk.
Gonzales tweeted a photo of the girls Sunday night with the caption:
"Take a good hard look at the #BidenBorderCrisis... @POTUS enough is enough, let’s work together [to] solve this crisis."
Take a good hard look at the #BidenBorderCrisis These young girls were found outside a ranch near Quemado, Texas in #TX23. The Del Rio Sector border patrol tell me they are uninjured, healthy, and in good spirits. 🙏 @POTUS enough is enough let’s work together solve this crisis. pic.twitter.com/mt5P7ysN9g— Tony Gonzales (@TonyGonzales4TX) May 9, 2021
The farmer said he gave the girls shelter and food before authorities arrived.
He added that he did not believe they would have survived if he had not spotted them.
The incident comes amid the worsening situation along the southern border.
The farmer said he had lived on the farm since 1946, and he never experienced such conditions.
Last night I shared a heartbreaking photo of young children found by a farmer on his land in Quemado. While we thank God they were found alive, these tragic scenes are happening more & more.— Tony Gonzales (@TonyGonzales4TX) May 10, 2021
Today I visited with him & talked about the border crisis. We need a solution now. pic.twitter.com/Zzvk4UgAGc
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said the girls would go under the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services.
The girls were ages between 11 months to 7 years old, according to ABC 7.
Three are believed to be Honduras, and the other two from Guatemala.
Chief Border Patrol Agent Austin Skero II called the discovery "heartbreaking."
"Unfortunately this happens far too often now," he said.
"If not for our community and law enforcement partners, these little girls could have faced the more than 100-degree temperatures with no help," he said.
Former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Chad Wolf accused Joe Biden of telling a "pure lie" after claiming that President Donald Trump is to blame for the border crisis.
“While I respect the Presidency, this is a pure lie,” Wolf said.
"The admin is looking for any reason to explain the crisis they created."We briefed the transition team numerous, numerous times."