Not all heroes wear capes: Five unaccompanied children recovered by Texas troopers in Eagle Pass

EAGLE PASS, TX - At least five unaccompanied children were recovered by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) among dozens of illegal immigrants on Wednesday morning.

FOX News reported that Lt. Chris Olivarez, a spokesman for DPS, said that the children range in ages five to 11 and are from Guatemala and Honduras. Each child carried a note that contained an address in either New York or Texas.

Eagle Pass has drawn national attention as a hot spot for immigrants crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico into Texas. The town has also been a point of contention between the Biden Administration and Texas Governor Greg Abbott. In fact, in January, the State of Texas took over control of a park in Eagle Pass, denying access to federal immigration agents.

Texas has taken additional measures including lining riverbanks with train cars strung with razor wire and deploying buoys in the middle of the river. The state has also begun construction on a new base for National Guard members.

The recovery of the children came just one day before both President Biden and former President Donald Trump were to visit the border.

Former President Trump was joined by Governor Greg Abbott at Shelby Park in Eagle Pass, where Trump and border patrol agents slammed the Biden administration for the poor immigration policies that have significantly impacted not just Texas, but the nation. Trump called the crisis at the southern border a “Joe Biden invasion.”

President Biden chose Brownsville, Texas for his visit to the border, 327 miles south/southeast of Eagle Pass. Brownsville has not seen a lot of illegal migrant traffic according to Brandon Judd, Border Patrol Union President. During his visit, Biden urged former President Trump to “join me” in convincing Congress to pass a border security bill.

This was Biden’s second appearance at the border since he took office in 2021. Trump has made countless visits both during his time in office, and since announcing his 2024 Presidential campaign.
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