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They find the body of a drowned migrant boy in the Rio Grande and continue their search for his brother.

US immigration authorities have reported finding the body of an Angolan migrant child who drowned this week in the Rio Grande, on the US-Mexico border, as the search for his brother continues.

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said Mexican authorities found the body of a minor on the Mexican side of the river last Thursday, as well as the body of another adult they did not identify.

CPB detailed that on Monday they met with parents of minors who illegally crossed the border through the Rio Grande, or Rio Bravo as it is known in northern Mexico, about one mile west of the Puente Internacional del Texas).

The couple told agents that their two sons, aged 7 and 9, were swept away by the strong current of the river as they tried to cross the United States border.

The Del Rio Station Boat Patrol Group headed to the area in an attempt to find the children, while the mother and father were detained by border guard agents and processed according to CBP instructions.

Last April, National Guard soldier Bishop Evans also drowned in the Texas border region while trying to rescue an immigrant in the Rio Grande.

Since March 2021, 242,000 migrants have been detained, according to the Texas governor.

The National Guard, at the behest of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, is advancing Operation Lone Star, which began in March 2021 and has drawn controversy and criticism from soldiers themselves who see it as unnecessary.

Abbott mobilized thousands of National Guard soldiers from his state to support local law enforcement in detaining undocumented immigrants crossing the border.

Abbott’s office said Friday that since the operation began, a “multi-agency effort” has resulted in the detention of more than 242,000 migrants, as well as more than 14,000 criminal arrests and more than 12,000 felony charges.

He assured that they seized more than 4,700 weapons, more than $38 million in cash, and 344 million lethal doses of fentanyl across the state.


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