unaccompanied minor

Border Patrol Finds 8-Year-Old Boy Abandoned by Smugglers in Texas

Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector identified an unaccompanied minor who was apparently abandoned by family or human smugglers near the border. Officials were initially unable to identify the young boy who is unable to communicate because he only speaks a dialect they were unable to translate.

Border Patrol agents find 8-year-old boy abandoned by human smugglers near Mexican border. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector)

DOJ Asks Court to Let Them Keep Border Crossing Families Together

The Department of Justice (DOJ), acting on President Donald Trump’s executive order seeking to keep parents charged with illegally crossing the U.S. border united with their children, asked the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Thursday to grant the government relief from 1997’s “Flores Settlement.”

The Associated Press