VIDEO. The poignant testimony of a 10-year-old lost on the US-Mexico border

VIDEO. The poignant testimony of a 10-year-old lost on the US-Mexico border
VIDEO. The poignant testimony of a 10-year-old lost on the US-Mexico border

Originally from Nicaragua, he comes to seek help in tears from the border guards, claiming to have been abandoned by his group.

He does not yet have a known name but an age. 10 years. In this video published by the Texas border guards, and relayed on Twitter by several journalists, including the France Televisions correspondent in the United States, , a crying child, lost in the desert on the border with Mexico, asks for help. The images date back to Thursday April 1.

The little boy, originally from Nicaragua, says he was abandoned by the group he crossed the border with. His parents were not with him for the trip. “I came because otherwise I don’t know where to go” , he says, in tears, to the border guard who asks him questions.

No less than 19,000 minors are now in centers in the United States, received while waiting to be reunited with their families on American soil or in their country of origin. The country faces a sharp increase in arrivals at the border: more than 100,000 irregular migrants were arrested in February at the southern border.

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