Mexico finds 3-year-old Honduran boy near US border alone

Mexican immigration authorities say they found a 3-year-old Honduran boy apparently traveling alone in an area near the Rio Grande

The three women were traveling with their seven children in the area near the border city of Reynosa, but the boy was not related to any of them and was apparently unaccompanied.

The institute said when the boy saw his father, he asked him why he had abandoned him.

“Migrants have told federal immigration agents that ‘the guides’ suggest they travel with children, because it is easier to get into the United States," the institute said.

In March, a 7-year-old Honduran girl appeared alone at the U.S. border. She said her father had traveled with her by bus across Mexico, and then he went back to their homeland -- but not before he placed her in the hands of a young man who was to help her cross the river into Texas. It was not clear what happened to the man who helped her cross.