US Border Patrol agents rescued a 5-year-old girl from Guatemala after she was abandoned in front of a border wall in Mexico.
Border officials assigned to the US Border Patrol San Diego Sector saw the child dropped off at the steel border wall in San Ysidiro, California, around 10:45 a.m. Monday.
Vide makes the kid run along the wall until she crosses the United States at the Tijuana River.
Border agents came to her aid and later took her to a local station. She was examined by a doctor and found to be in good health.
At the station, Border Patrol agents learned that her parents lived in the United States. However, the child had no contact details.
U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the San Diego sector found a five-year-old Guatemalan girl (pictured) near a United States-Mexico border wall near San Ysidro, California Monday morning after she was dropped off Monday morning
Border Patrol agents found out that the Guatemalan girl’s parents live in the United States
US Border Patrol has contacted Mexican and Guatemalan consulates.
“Unfortunately, this is the latest example of how the most vulnerable populations are being exploited for financial gain,” Heitke said. “Luckily, our agents met this kid before anything could happen to her.”
According to the latest monthly Southwestern Border Report released on May 11 by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Border Patrol officers detained 17,171 unaccompanied minors along the Southwestern Border Area in April, down nine percent from 18,890 in March when a record number of non-accompanied minors was detained. -accompanied migrant children entered. US custody.
Continued flow of migrants seeking asylum at the United States-Mexico border and individuals illegally crossing the international border at the center of a discussion during a meeting between Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday in Mexico City
US Vice President Kamala Harris and Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei met Monday at the National Palace in Guatemala City to discuss the mass flow of migrants from the Central American nation and its neighbors across the US-Mexico border.
The limit figures for May will be released on Thursday.
On May 27, a five-year-old boy was seen crying in grief after a man and woman abandoned him on the edge of the United States-Mexico border, opposite El Paso, Texas.
The distraught child, reportedly from Mexico, grabbed a teddy bear and yelled, “Where are you going? Here. No no no. Do not go away.’
On April 1, 10-year-old Wilto Obregón, from Nicaragua, was found alone on a road near the Texas desert.
Obregón, who had previously been kidnapped in Mexico after he and his mother were expelled from the United States in March, approached an off-duty Border Patrol agent and told him, “I came with a group and they abandoned me and I don’t want to know where they are.’
The officer then asked the boy if he had instructed smugglers to seek help from an immigration or law enforcement officer in the area, but Wilto replied, “No, I’m coming (to you) because if I didn’t, where do I go?” away? to go? Someone can kidnap me, kidnap me. I’m afraid.’
The ongoing flow of migrants seeking asylum at the United States-Mexico border and individuals illegally crossing the international border are at the center of a discussion during a meeting between Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and US Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday in Mexico City.
López Obrador and Harris witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between their countries on aid and development cooperation in Central America, including youth empowerment programmes.
Harris also met with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei on Monday and warned migrants who continue to endanger their lives when crossing the United States-Mexico border.
“We had a robust, candid, and thorough conversation,” Harris said. “The president and I basically talked about it. Most people don’t want to leave the house, they don’t want to leave the place where the language they know is spoken.”
The Biden administration announced Monday that it will create a task force of prosecutors to fight human trafficking and corruption in Central America.
The group will complement other US prosecutors who are working with colleagues in the “Northern Triangle” countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to build cases against corrupt actors in the region, the statement said.