Mexican child, 9, drowns while trying to cross the Rio Grande to enter the US

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A nine-year-old child from Mexico drowned trying to cross the Rio Grande River to reach the United States.

Customs and Border Protection announced the heartbreaking news Thursday, amid the growing humanitarian crisis on the southern border, sparked by Joe Biden’s reversal of Trump-era immigration policies.

The new president’s “more humane” approach to immigration has led to an increase in the number of migrants attempting to enter the United States, with several losing their lives.

According to CBP officials, the nine-year-old died on Saturday and was in the company of two other people while attempting to cross the Rio Grande.

All three reportedly lost consciousness while wading through the water.

The two others – an adult woman from Guatemala and a three-year-old child from Mexico – were brought back to life. The nine-year-old, whose gender has not been disclosed, was pronounced dead.

A nine-year-old child from Mexico died on Saturday trying to cross the Rio Grande River to reach the United States.  Thousands of migrants have made the treacherous journey across the river that separates the United States and Mexico.  CBP officials are patrolling the water on Wednesday

A nine-year-old child from Mexico died on Saturday trying to cross the Rio Grande River to reach the United States. Thousands of migrants have made the treacherous journey across the river that separates the United States and Mexico. CBP officials are patrolling the water on Wednesday

A group of migrants is proposed to be detained after crossing the Rio Grande on Thursday

A group of migrants is proposed to be detained after crossing the Rio Grande on Thursday

A group of migrants is proposed to be detained after crossing the Rio Grande on Thursday

At least three migrants drowned trying to cross the Rio Grande (photo) within four days.  Border Patrol Agents have rescued at least 500 migrants trapped in the waters of the Rio Grande in recent months

At least three migrants drowned trying to cross the Rio Grande (photo) within four days.  Border Patrol Agents have rescued at least 500 migrants trapped in the waters of the Rio Grande in recent months

At least three migrants drowned trying to cross the Rio Grande (photo) within four days. Border Patrol Agents have rescued at least 500 migrants trapped in the waters of the Rio Grande in recent months

The tragedy came just four days after two other migrants drowned in the Rio Grande.

Shocking video of that incident showed three people, believed to be from Honduras, struggling to survive in the rushing water.

One of the migrants could be heard saying “ help ” in Spanish as US Border Guard agents stood on the coast.

Witness Jesús Vargas told Telemundo that he used a fishing rod to help one of the migrants – a 13-year-old – get out of the water.

He claimed that the other two had drowned because of the strong current. CBP officials confirmed their deaths.

On March 16, two other migrants drowned in the Rio Grande.

On March 16, two other migrants drowned in the Rio Grande.

On March 16, two other migrants drowned in the Rio Grande.

The body of one of the two migrants who drowned in the Rio Grande last Tuesday lies on the shallow side of the river that separates Mexico and the United States.

The body of one of the two migrants who drowned in the Rio Grande last Tuesday lies on the shallow side of the river that separates Mexico and the United States.

The body of one of the two migrants who drowned in the Rio Grande last Tuesday lies on the shallow side of the river that separates Mexico and the United States.

Meanwhile, an eight-year-old boy from Honduras also drowned in the Rio Grande last month after being swept away in the icy water.

He was identified as Anderson Gabriel Ramírez.

Ramírez “was in the company” of a group of adults, but was unable to “withstand the pounding water that covered him and held him under water for several meters.”

Border Patrol Agents have rescued at least 500 migrants trapped in the waters of the Rio Grande in recent months.

It’s because the Biden government is increasingly criticizing its approach to the growing crisis on the southern border.

Government officials have admitted that their more ‘humane’ approach to immigration policy has fueled the rising number of border crossings.

Since taking office, Biden has lifted Trump policies that forced migrants to stay in Mexico as they go through the legal process to enter the US, narrowed the ICE’s criteria for arrests and deportations, and halted the construction of Trump’s border wall.

Republicans – and even some Texas State Democrats – have blamed Biden for failing to properly prepare resources and infrastructure for the wave of migrants he knew would bring about changes.

Joe Biden said last night that he would not apologize for reversing Trump's immigration policy, despite the recent drowning deaths of migrants and the escalating crisis at the border.

Joe Biden said last night that he would not apologize for reversing Trump's immigration policy, despite the recent drowning deaths of migrants and the escalating crisis at the border.

Joe Biden said last night that he would not apologize for reversing Trump’s immigration policy, despite the recent drowning deaths of migrants and the escalating crisis at the border.

Migrant children have been languishing in overcrowded detention centers for days, sleeping on the floor and without showers for days

Migrant children have been languishing in overcrowded detention centers for days, sleeping on the floor and without showers for days

Migrant children have been languishing in overcrowded detention centers for days, sleeping on the floor and without showers for days

The Biden government has refused to allow reporters access to those overcrowded facilities, despite promising 'transparency'.  CBP officials bypassed the government by releasing these images earlier this week

The Biden government has refused to allow reporters access to those overcrowded facilities, despite promising 'transparency'.  CBP officials bypassed the government by releasing these images earlier this week

The Biden government has refused to allow reporters access to those overcrowded facilities, despite promising ‘transparency’. CBP officials bypassed the government by releasing these images earlier this week

Border Patrol agents found 96,974 migrants last month, up from 75,312 in January. A further 3,467 were taken into custody at ports of entry.

The number continues to rise this month: according to current data, 125,000 migrants are expected to arrive along the border in March.

That’s the highest number in years – and officials fear this figure will rise even further in the spring.

Biden defended his policy at his first formal press conference at the White House on Thursday, saying he would not apologize for reversing Trump’s policies.

He told reporters that ‘I think I should be flattered, people are coming because I’m the nice guy’.

Migrant children have been languishing in overcrowded detention centers for days, sleeping on the floor and without showers for days.

The Biden government has refused to allow reporters access to those overcrowded facilities, despite promising ‘transparency’.

Migrant children and teens are waiting to board a bus after entering the US illegally last week

Migrant children and teens are waiting to board a bus after entering the US illegally last week

Migrant children and teens are waiting to board a bus after entering the US illegally last week

Border Patrol agents found 96,974 migrants last month, up from 75,312 in January.  A further 3,467 were taken into custody at ports of entry.  The number continues to rise this month: according to current data, 125,000 migrants are expected to arrive along the border in March

Border Patrol agents found 96,974 migrants last month, up from 75,312 in January.  A further 3,467 were taken into custody at ports of entry.  The number continues to rise this month: according to current data, 125,000 migrants are expected to arrive along the border in March

Border Patrol agents found 96,974 migrants last month, up from 75,312 in January. A further 3,467 were taken into custody at ports of entry. The number continues to rise this month: according to current data, 125,000 migrants are expected to arrive along the border in March