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Texas troopers recover 5 unaccompanied children in Eagle Pass carrying New York addresses

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Texas Department of Public Safety officers recovered at least five unaccompanied children among dozens of illegal immigrants in Eagle Pass Wednesday morning.

The area is known for its high illegal immigration, and former President Trump is scheduled to appear Thursday.

The children were recovered Wednesday morning near Eagle Pass. (Lt. Chris Olivares)

Texas DPS spokesman Lt. Chris Olivares said the five unaccompanied children were among a group of about 60 illegal immigrants who crossed the Rio Grande.

Olivares said the children were from Honduras and Guatemala and ranged in age from 5 to 11, and each had a note with an address in Texas or New York.

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Their recovery comes a day before Trump is set to visit the region to highlight Biden’s failures at the border as he looks toward a second term in the White House.

Children found crossing the border

The Central American children accompanying him had notes with addresses in the United States. (Lt. Chris Olivares)

Meanwhile, President Biden, who has criticized President Trump for not supporting a failed bipartisan border agreement, is also scheduled to make his second appearance at the border since taking office in 2021.

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As Brandon Judd, president of the Border Security Coalition, pointed out, Biden’s choice of Brownsville has historically had less illegal traffic, largely due to the infrastructure his predecessor provided during his tenure. Thanks to that. It’s also a very friendly Congressional district.

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Asylum seekers cross the Rio Grande River from Mexico into the United States on September 30, 2023 in Eagle Pass, Texas. (John Moore/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Eagle Pass has become a flashpoint between Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and the Biden administration. Texas has set up buoys in the middle of the Rio Grande, installed razor wire along railroad cars lining the riverbank, and begun construction on a new base for the National Guard.

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In January, the state of Texas occupied a city-owned park in downtown Eagle Pass and denied access to federal immigration officials, angering the Biden administration.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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