The corpse of an 11-year-old–an unaccompanied migrant from Guatemala–was discovered on June 15 in La Joya, Texas.
The body was found in brush, according to Action 4 News.
La Joya is located in Hidalgo County, which borders Mexico. Eddie Guerra, the Hidalgo County Sheriff, said at a press conference on June 30 that the child died from dehydration. Guerra believes the 11-year-old had been abandoned by a smuggler prior to passing away.
Currently, thousands of illegal immigrants–most of whom are from Central America–enter the U.S. each day, and the flow of people at the border shows no signs of slowing. The trek north is incredibly dangerous and can be deadly.
Just last week, Breitbart News reported on unearthed mass graves containing immigrant bodies in South Texas. Some graves contained bags with only skulls, other bones, or decomposed body parts in them.
Many argue that the Obama Administration’s seemingly lax immigration rhetoric and practices are responsible for migrants putting their lives at risk. Currently thousands of young Latinos are crossing the border because they believe they will get amnesty.
“The U.S. is partly responsible for foreign nationals taking extreme measures that risk the lives of their children,” Zack Taylor, Chairman of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers, told Breitbart Texas.
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