Future Uncertain For Boy, 2, Found Home Alone

DORMONT (KDKA) – The fate of a little boy, who was found alone in a cold apartment over the weekend, is uncertain today.

His parents are in jail and he is in the custody of a county agency. Now, the family’s federal immigration status could determine what happens next.

At their arraignment, the parents wanted to know what would happen to their son.

They left the child alone in their Dormont apartment while they worked at a local restaurant. They claim the child was born in the United States and that he is a U.S. citizen.

The judge told them that immigration officials will have the final say about that claim.

“He was hysterical. He was really sad. He was crying a lot. My other neighbor that came down, she consoled him and she was holding him and everything. I was just trying to find him something to wear because he [was only wearing a shirt and diaper],” neighbor Shyla Murray said.

It was the cries of the 2-year-old boy that alerted neighbors, who then alerted police.

“We had to involve our fire department and were able to gain entry. This young infant was right by the front door, so obviously we can’t force that door without potentially injuring him. So, we forced a rear window,” Dormont Police Sergeant James Burke said.

The parents, Yolanda Pablo Segundo and Raul Cruz-Romero, were arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a child. The father told police the boy was left alone for eight to 12 hours. The mother said a caregiver was supposed to watch him.

Both admitted that they were not legal immigrants.

“Through the course of our investigation, it’s [been determined] that both parents are not legally in this country. Potentially, the father has been in this country since 2005 and living in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, he says, for three years,” Sergeant Burke said.

It took an interpreter, Children’s Hospital, Children Youth and Families and federal immigration agencies to intervene.

“Whether they will be allowed to stay here or be deported, what’s going to happen with the child. I am told though, if they are deported, the child will probably go with them if that’s their choice, which I’m assuming it would be,” Sergeant Burke said.


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  • Wes

    Yet another example of why the 14th amedment needs to be repealed. It was NOT intended for illegals to have babies here so that they could have citizenship. Deport them.

    • gerri

      When the boy turns 18, If he wishes to return to the U.S. then fine. Parents should be deported by end of week along with the child.

    • Liam1694u

      Your comments sounds just like something I’d hear from a friend of my who is also named Tom. Except your spelling is better, so you can’t be him :)

      I agree,deport them.

  • Daniel

    They should be convicted and deported back to Mexico. No one should be permitted to be in this country without permission. I am a born and raised US Citizen and cannot take Amtrak past Erie PA without being questioned by Border Patrol if I am a US citizen or not and this guy can live here since 2005 AND work as well? Things need to change. Send them back ASAP.

  • Akkita

    Deport the family then let them go through the legal process if they
    want to come back.
    Why is there so much sympathy for people that break our laws but
    the people who put up with years of paperwork to come legally are

    • Brad Lodovico

      Someone with common sense. Of course though they wouldn’t call it common sense if it was so common.

  • AfricandescentAmerican

    Not only should they be deported,but also required to pay restitution for any government money payed for the deportation.Also, stick their country with an international mandated fine for their citizens who come to the USA illegally.

    • Agree

      Add an extra fine for their crimes, also. They are strappimg our legal system. Bad enough we have to use money to try and keep them in their borders. Make their country accountable for all costs.

  • Little Pepe

    They left him alone but they were both working, not collecting welfare. That’s more than I can say for most lazy welfare collecting Americans.

    • Jessica

      Are you freaking serious. you are an idiot. So becaus ethey are working, unlike lazy welfare collecting americans they are okay. If there weren’t here illigally then maybe some of theose lazy americans could have their job. Also, if the babysitter didn’t show, why wouldn’t one parent stay home. I THINK THEY SHOULD COME AND TAKE YOUR CHILDREN TOO, MOROON!!

    • American

      They were working tax free. Why come here and complain about our countrymen and what they recieve. You go back to crime ridden Mexico. Send the illegals back to their country.

  • jj

    this happens everyday in the projects, except those “parents” aren’t going to work, theyre smoking crack. deport these 2 and include all the ghetto mommas and papas with them!

    • American

      Most people who stereotype have a low IQ and live in a glasshouse. Glad that you are proud of it.

  • Brad Lodovico

    Ship these illegals back to where they came from! We have enough dead beats already we don’t need more!!

  • redrock100

    democrats love illegals

  • critter

    Give them some anchalottas and put them on a banana boat.

  • redrock100

    give them good bah

  • JMC

    Wow, some of these comments are insensitive.

    Yes, maybe they should be deported, but let’s play devil’s advocate and say that someone was supposed to watch the children. They went to work and now they are in jail and their baby is forcibly taken from them. Can you imagine the pain you would go through if your child was forcibly taken from them?

    Send them back, but don’t destroy the emotional stability and well-being of the innocent child by depriving him of his parents.

  • Ryan

    back to Mexico, see ya later. Or actually never again hopefully.

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