Ecuadorian toddlers rescued by US agents after being dropped over the border wall

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IMAGE: The Ecuadorian sisters, ages 3 and 5, who were rescued by US border agents after being dropped over 14 ft. High border wall in New Mexico

  • The Ecuadorian sisters, who are three and five years old, were raised across the border wall just west of Mt. Cristo Rey, New Mexico, on Tuesday nights
  • The girls were rescued by agents shortly after and taken to the Santa Teresa Border Patrol Station for medical evaluation
  • An image has now emerged of how they interacted with El Paso Sector Chief Patrol Agent Gloria Chavez while being served snacks at the processing center
  • Disturbing footage released by Border Patrol showed the moment when the girls were dropped one after the other over the 14-ft barrier in the middle of the night
  • Immediately after the girls landed on the ground, two smugglers were seen fleeing on the Mexican side of the border

Two little girls are depicted in the custody of US authorities after being dropped over a 14-foot border wall in New Mexico and left by smugglers.

The Ecuadorian sisters, who are three and five years old, were raised across the border wall just west of Mt. Cristo Rey, near El Paso, on Tuesday evening.

The girls were rescued by agents shortly after and taken to the Santa Teresa Border Patrol Station for medical evaluation.

On a photo obtained by Fox news On Friday, the girls could be seen interacting with Gloria Chavez, the El Paso sector’s chief patrol agent, while being served snacks at the processing center.

It was not immediately clear when the photo was taken.

The Ecuadorian sisters, who are three and five years old, were pictured interacting with El Paso Sector Chief Patrol Agent Gloria Chavez after they were rescued.

The Ecuadorian sisters, who are three and five years old, were pictured interacting with El Paso Sector Chief Patrol Agent Gloria Chavez after they were rescued.

The image of them at the processing center came just days after disturbing images released by US Customs showed Border and Protection of the girls being dropped one after the other over the barrier in the middle of the night.

Immediately after the girls landed on the ground, two smugglers were seen fleeing the Mexican side of the border.

The images were taken by an agent using camera technology.

The cameraman immediately alerted the Santa Teresa agents and sent them to the remote location.

Officers were able to locate the little girls and said they were both wary when contacting them.

They treated them on the spot, but then took them to a local hospital for precautions and further evaluation.

The two girls are currently in the Border Patrol’s temporary shelter facility.

“I am shocked by the way these smugglers cruelly dropped innocent children off a four-meter-high border barrier,” Chavez said.

Disturbing footage released by US Customs Border and Protection showed the moment when the girls were dropped one after the other over the barrier in the middle of the night

Disturbing footage released by US Customs Border and Protection showed the moment when the girls were dropped one after the other over the barrier in the middle of the night

Disturbing footage released by US Customs Border and Protection showed the moment when the girls were dropped one after the other over the barrier in the middle of the night

The girls, pictured above immediately after being dropped off, were rescued by agents shortly after and taken to the Santa Teresa Border Patrol Station for medical evaluation.

The girls, pictured above immediately after being dropped off, were rescued by agents shortly after and taken to the Santa Teresa Border Patrol Station for medical evaluation.

The girls, pictured above immediately after being dropped off, were rescued by agents shortly after and taken to the Santa Teresa Border Patrol Station for medical evaluation.

Immediately after the girls landed on the ground, two smugglers were seen fleeing on the Mexican side of the border

Immediately after the girls landed on the ground, two smugglers were seen fleeing on the Mexican side of the border

Immediately after the girls landed on the ground, two smugglers were seen fleeing on the Mexican side of the border

Without the vigilance of our agents using mobile technology, these two delicate siblings would have been exposed for hours to the harsh elements of the desert environment.

“We are currently working with our law enforcement partners in Mexico and trying to identify these ruthless people smugglers in order to hold them accountable to the fullest extent of the law.”

It’s because new government statistics revealed that 171,000 migrants were caught at the border by US authorities in March – the highest monthly total in two decades and the latest sign of the growing humanitarian challenge facing President Joe Biden.

The total includes about 19,000 unaccompanied migrant children and 53,000 family members traveling together, the preliminary figures show.

The March preliminary arrests at the US-Mexico border represent the highest monthly level since April 2000, when border security officers arrested more than 180,000 migrants.

Biden’s administration is struggling to find housing for unaccompanied children who spend days in overcrowded border stations and processing centers.

The shelter system in which the children are housed has been overwhelmed, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has worked hard in recent weeks to open emergency shelters, including locations in convention centers in Dallas and San Diego.

New government statistics showed that 171,000 migrants were caught at the border by US authorities in March - the highest monthly total in two decades.  Pictured this week is a border security facility in Donna, Texas

New government statistics showed that 171,000 migrants were caught at the border by US authorities in March - the highest monthly total in two decades.  Pictured this week is a border security facility in Donna, Texas

New government statistics showed that 171,000 migrants were caught at the border by US authorities in March – the highest monthly total in two decades. Pictured this week is a border security facility in Donna, Texas

Young children lie in a capsule this week in the Department of Homeland Security's storage facility managed by border patrols

Young children lie in a capsule this week in the Department of Homeland Security's storage facility managed by border patrols

Young children lie in a capsule this week in the Department of Homeland Security’s storage facility managed by border patrols

Biden's administration struggles to find housing for unaccompanied children who spend days in overcrowded border stations and processing centers

Biden's administration struggles to find housing for unaccompanied children who spend days in overcrowded border stations and processing centers

Biden’s administration struggles to find housing for unaccompanied children who have spent days in overcrowded border stations and processing centers

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