A farmer in Quemado, Texas discovered five migrant girls all under the age of seven, who were abandoned on his property Sunday.
Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-TX) tweeted out a video talking to the farmer about the situation. The farmer described them as “five little baby girls all by themselves.”
“One didn’t even have clothes on,” the farmer said.
Sunday was an extremely hot day, reaching 103 degrees fahrenheit at one point. This farmer gave the girls food and water and called Border Patrol himself. “I don’t think they would have made it if I hadn’t found them,” the farmer went on.
In a press release, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said after they received the call and that they have handled the situation.
“The agent quickly responded and located the five female children – three Honduran nationals age 7, 3, 2 and; two Guatemalan nationals ages 5 and 11 months,” the statement read. “The children did not require medical attention and were transported to the Uvalde Station for processing pending transfer to Health and Human Services custody.”
“It is heartbreaking to find such small children fending for themselves in the middle of nowhere,” Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Austin L. Skero II. “Unfortunately this happens far too often now. If not for our community and law enforcement partners, these little girls could have faced the more than 100-degree temperatures with no help.”
Gonzales thanked the farmer for caring for the girls.
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