On Mother’s Day, a 75-year-old Texas farmer found five abandoned little girls in the dirt on his property near the Mexico border, prompting the farmer’s wife to blast the Biden administration for its immigration policies, saying, “If this doesn’t make you mad and make you want to take to the streets, I don’t know what will.”
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. 🙏 @POTUS enough is enough let’s work together solve this crisis. pic.twitter.com/mt5P7ysN9g
— Tony Gonzales (@TonyGonzales4TX) May 9, 2021
Jimmy Hobbs and his wife Katie found the five girls, three of whom came from Honduras, ages seven, three, and two, and two little girls from Guatemala, ages five and eleven months.
Katie Hobbs told Texas Congressman Tony Gonzales, “These children were dumped out on the side of the river here on our farm. If this doesn’t make you mad and make you want to take to the streets, I don’t know what will. They have no mother, no father, no nothing. This is one of our workers’ wives right here taking care of this tiny one. No one with these children.”
Jimmy Hobbs, who farms onions and watermelons on the farm he has always lived on and owned in Quemado, Texas, said he thought the girls would have died in the heat if they hadn’t been found.
“I was making a round here on the farm and it was about 8.30 in the morning, just driving along and all of a sudden I see them there at the side of the bank here on the river,” he stated. “Five little baby girls, all by themselves, hungry, crying. One didn’t have any clothes on, wasn’t even old enough to walk, crawling around. So immediately, I called the Border Patrol. They’re probably snowed under, they don’t have any help either. I waited for a while then I called one of my workers to go to the house and get his wife and bring some food and water. … It was really hot. I don’t think they would have made it if I hadn’t found them. It got up to 103 yesterday.”
“My thoughts are it needs to stop right now,” Katie Hobbs stated. “There’s going to be thousands. This is just five miles of the Rio Grande. That’s a huge border, this is happening all up and down it. It can’t go on. It’s going to be too hot. There are going to be a lot of deaths, a lot of suffering this summer.”
Jimmy Hobbs compared the situation under Biden to the Trump administration, as he took aim at Biden, saying, “We’re talking about how the United States is a humane country — this is not humane anymore and it all started under his deal. He needs to either come down here and look at this himself or change it back like it was, it was working.”
Referencing Trump, Katie Hobbs added, “Change it back under Trump’s administration. For the first time in 30 years we felt secure here. It was working and it was working well. They stayed in Mexico. A lot of people are going to die this summer and we’re going to be witness to it.”
Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Austin L. Skero II echoed, “It is heartbreaking to find such small children fending for themselves in the middle of nowhere. Unfortunately, this happens far too often now. If not for our community and law enforcement partners, these little girls could have faced the more than 100-degree temperatures with no help.”
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. pic.twitter.com/Zzvk4UgAGc
— Tony Gonzales (@TonyGonzales4TX) May 10, 2021