Lawmaker Shares 'Heartbreaking Photo' of Five Young Girls Abandoned Near Border

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Posted: May 11, 2021 8:25 AM

Five young migrant girls were found abandoned near the Rio Grande River by a Texas farmer on Sunday who believes they would have died if he had not come across them.

Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-TX) shared a photo of the girls, who ranged in age from 11-months-old to 7-years-old.

While the girls, who are from Guatemala and Honduras, did not need medical attention despite being in the extreme heat, they were found hungry, crying, and one was naked. The baby, meanwhile, was too young to even walk.

“Take a good hard look at the #BidenBorderCrisis These young girls were found outside a ranch near Quemado, Texas in #TX23. The Del Rio Sector border patrol tell me they are uninjured, healthy, and in good spirits. @POTUS enough is enough let’s work together solve this crisis," Gonzales tweeted.

On Monday, he spoke with Gonzales to explain what happened. 

He said he's been at the farm since 1946 and has never seen a crisis at the border this bad.