Five young migrant girls were found abandoned at the bank of the Rio Grande.
A Texan farmer named Jimmy Hobbs found 5 young migrant girls suffering in the cruel heat of an over 100 degree day. “I don’t think they would have made it if I hadn’t found them…because it got up to 103 yesterday,” Hobbs said. The girls were all under the age of 7, one being so young that she couldn’t walk. Hobbs called Border Patrol and the girls were escorted to a more hospitable area. Customs and Border Protection is going to place the girls in the custody of Health and Human Services after they properly investigate their identities. As of now, it is believed that they came from Honduras and Guatemala.
With growing criticism about the border situation, President Biden has trusted Vice President Kamala Harris with handling the issue. She says that the thing that the migrants are running from is what should be focused on. “Together, we must fight violence, we must fight corruption and impunity. It is in our countries’ mutual interest to provide immediate relief to the Northern Triangle and to address the root causes of migration,” Harris said to the Mexican President in a virtual meeting, as she has not yet traveled to the southern border.
Some believe that the undoing of the Trump Administration’s policies is to blame for the chaotic overflow, while others, such as the Secretary of Homeland Security, claim that there is no crisis and that any issues the DHS faces is to be blamed on the former administration. Kamala Harris will begin her approach with a formal trip to Mexico and Guatemala on June 7th and 9th.
ARTICLE: DAYKHI CONQUEST
POLITICS EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE
PHOTO CREDITS: THE NEW YORK TIMES