The Municipal Public Security Secretariat of Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, reported the rescue of two infants of Guatemalan origin, who were apparently abandoned on the street of the Rancho Anapra neighborhood.
A 3-year-old girl and a 6-year-old boy were initially cared for by a woman, who found them wandering the street until she found the officers who were carrying out surveillance at the Central District Police Station.
The woman pointed out that there was no adult near them, which is why she presented them to the authorities.
The police guarded these minors and made them available to the Social Work department of the University District Police Station, where personnel on duty after receiving and caring for them transferred them to the Nohemí Álvarez Quillay repatriation shelter, located in the intersection of Ignacio Alatorre and Joaquín Terrazas streets, in the downtown area.
Until now, the procedure for the children to be repatriated to Guatemala is unknown, or if a search protocol will be activated to find the whereabouts of their parents.
Last February, 92 minors were repatriated to Guatemala from Mexico; Twenty-eight of them were located inside the trailer of a truck on January 27, on the Chihuahua-Ciudad Juárez highway, when they were being transported to the border with the United States.
The migration crisis, which has led to irregular settlements of migrants in different border cities in Mexico, affects minors more strongly because they are the most vulnerable group to suffer discrimination, hunger, lack of health services, among others, but also to be the target of criminal groups that operate in the areas.