Border Patrol Agents Assist Six-Year-Old Migrant Left Behind At Brownsville Store

Agents helped an abandoned child. [Photo courtesy CBP]

EDINBURG, TX – On Friday night, Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents with the assistance of local law enforcement officers assisted an unaccompanied Salvadoran child in Brownsville, Texas.

Brownsville Police Department officers informed the Brownsville Border Patrol Station that they found a six-year-old boy alone at a local Wal-Mart. Agents responded and determined the child to be an unaccompanied juvenile migrant from El Salvador.  He was medically screened and in good health.  He was transported to a Border Patrol facility where he provided the agents contact information for an aunt in Houston, Texas.

Authorities are investigating the incident.

As of the end of July, RGV agents have encountered more than 56K unaccompanied juvenile migrants this fiscal year.