The Daily Caller’s Jorge Ventura interviewed unaccompanied minors apprehended at the southern border in Texas.
Hundreds of unaccompanied children are apprehended by border patrol daily and are illegally reaching the southern border in record numbers. In August, 1,400 unaccompanied minors a day were in border patrol custody on average. Parents of unaccompanied minors pay human smugglers, also known as “coyotes,” to smuggle their children across the U.S.-Mexico border.
The Daily Caller spoke to several unaccompanied minors that said their parents are back home in countries like Guatemala and El Salvador. “I came alone due to the need I had,” said one minor. “My family had nothing and I had to risk myself to come here to give them the good life that they deserve.”
For Border Patrol agents, encountering minors at the southern border traveling alone or with a group of migrants who aren’t their parents is a common occurrence.