Border Crisis: 3 Girls Abandoned Near Rio Grande, Rescue Mexican Officials

Three sisters from El Salvador have been rescued by Mexican authorities after being left behind at the border.

The three young girls, ages one, six and nine, were discovered after the Mexican National Guard issued an alert on Wednesday.

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Still image from a video released by the Mexican National Institute of Migration showing the rescue of three sisters left behind at the border.

Still image from a video released by the Mexican National Institute of Migration showing the rescue of three sisters left behind at the border.
(Mexico’s National Institute for Migration)

The girls were found on Isla del Mudo by National Institute of Immigration officials, who promptly took the children to safety.

Isla del Mudo is a small island in the Rio Grande, with strong currents that have claimed the lives of many migrants trying to illegally cross the US border from Mexico.

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Video footage was captured of the rescue, showing the nine-year-old carrying her baby sister and helping her six-year-old sibling into the boat.

Unaccompanied children have become a painfully common sight on the US-Mexico border, where they are often abandoned after being separated from their parents or abandoned by human traffickers.

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Still image from a video released by the Mexican National Institute of Migration showing the rescue of three sisters left behind at the border.

Still image from a video released by the Mexican National Institute of Migration showing the rescue of three sisters left behind at the border.
(Mexico’s National Institute for Migration)

The three rescued girls are currently being cared for by Mexico’s integrated family development system.

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