The nationality and age of any of the found children was not yet made public. Authorities did however release some details of their investigation. Between 17 and 24 this month they found children showing extreme signs of fatigue, disorientation, dehydration and even injuries in 14 states.
One hundred sixty three children were reportedly dumped because they did not travel with an adult acquaintance or family member. They were all left in points where transit is difficult in order to avoid attention. The National Institute of Migration says the current situation is worrying as the figures show more and more parents trust “coyotes” to get them in the U.S. every year. The problem is that often times these illegal migrants are targeted by criminal gangs, people who extort them or even worse.