Texas farmer finds 4 migrant girls under 7 and infant starving in 103F heat, warns thousands will die in summer
Three of the girls are from Honduras aged seven, three, and two. The other two are from Guatemala and are aged five and 11-months-old. Farmer Jimmy Hobbs said one of the girls had severe dehydration to the point that Hobbs initially thought she was dead
QUEMADO, TEXAS: Five abandoned girls from Honduras and Guatemala were reportedly found on Sunday, May 9, on the land of a Texas farmer by the Rio Grande river. They were reportedly found hungry and crying after being left by their families to try to get into the country.
Three of the girls are from Honduras. They are seven, three, and two. The other two are from Guatemala and are aged five and 11-months-old. They are now at Uvalde Station, where they'll be processed, before being given to Health and Human Services.
"I found them about, probably around 8, 8:30 in the morning," Jimmy Ray Hobbs told Fox News. "They had been there all night." He said he found the girls on a blanket on his property, north of Eagle Pass, a city in and the county seat of Maverick County in Texas. Hobbs said that one of the girls had severe dehydration -- to the point that Hobbs initially thought she was dead.
"Those poor little kids -- they don’t know what’s going on," Hobbs said. "They were dumped… left to whatever. I guess they felt like somebody would eventually find them. Luckily we did." When he found them, he called one of his workers who could speak Spanish, and they gave the children supplies and shelter.
United States Navy veteran Tony Gonzales, who is the US representative for Texas's 23rd congressional district shared a photo of the young children in the condition they were found. He wrote on Twitter, “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. Folded hands @POTUS enough is enough let’s work together solve this crisis.”
Later, the Republican Party politician spoke with the 75-year-old onion and watermelon farmer and his wife Katie, which he also shared on his Twitter, saying: “Last night I shared a heartbreaking photo of young children found by a farmer on his land in Quemado. While we thank God they were found alive, these tragic scenes are happening more & more. Today I visited with him & talked about the border crisis. We need a solution now.”
In this video conversation, Hobbs said, “It was probably two to three hours before we got the kids loaded. But they had water and food, were in the shade because it was really hot. I don’t think they would have made it if I hadn’t found them,” adding that temperatures reached 103 degrees.
Gonzales interjected with, “That’s the part I don’t think people realize. It’s about to get really hot.” Katie then said, “It needs to stop right now! There are going to be thousands… this is just five miles of the Rio Grande. That’s a huge border and this is happening all up and down it. It gets too hot. There are going to be a lot of deaths. A lot of suffering.”
Hobbs told Gonzales he had never seen the situation this bad. “We talk about how the United States is a humane country. This is not humane,” the farmer told Gonzales. In a message for President Joe Biden, Hobbs said, “He needs to come down here and look at this himself, or change it.”