Heartbreaking news has been shared on Twitter by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection showing 2 siblings who appear to have been abandoned at the Texas border.
The news comes after the agents discovered a young girl aged just 2-years-old and her 3-month-old baby brother hidden within the underbrush of the Rio Grande riverbank.
The CBP shared a picture of the siblings, showing the young girl sat next to her brother who is strapped into a carrier.
As reported by the CBP, the agents found the children “at approximately noon” near “Eagle Pass South Station” after noticing something strange along the river during a routine boat operation.
They disclosed that “a note under the infant safety carrier revealed the 2-year-old girl and 3-month-old boy, both nationals of Honduras, were siblings.”
Despite searching the surrounding area, no clues as to who abandoned the small children were found…
They also shared that thankfully “the children did not require medical attention and were transported to the Uvalde Station for processing.”
Along with a picture of the children, the chief of CBP, Robert Garcia, shared a post on Twitter praising his staff for their handling of the situation.
He wrote in the post: “The attention to detail our agents demonstrate while performing their duties can be the difference between life and death.”
He added: “It is heartbreaking and frustrating to know that there are children being abandoned without remorse or concern for their lives and wellbeing.”
The investigation is still ongoing into the location of their parents, but no new information has been disclosed.
We’re just glad they’re finally safe!