Costa Rica News – A Costa Rican boy, of just six years old, was found alone in the Arizona desert. The area where he was found was near the border with Mexico which, in that spot, is divided by a fence. He had been left there by an uncle and told he’d have to wait alone until someone came to pick him up.
He carried his birth certificate and telephone numbers of family in New York.
The boy was rescued and brought to a shelter in Tucson, Arizona.
The Costa Rican consuls from Los Angeles and Arizona arrived and reported that the child is in good condition, despite the incredible hardship he faced alone in the desert in 100 degree weather.
After negotiating with US immigration authorities, the Tucson Border Patrol in Arizona agreed to transfer him via a 6-hour direct flight to a shelter in New York.
There, his mother and her family can visit him. There is the hope that US authorities will allow the child to go live with his mother if she can prove a socioeconomic status that shows she can care for him.