Video footage captured by the US Border Patrol officer captured the heartbreaking moment when a crying migrant child sought help after being abandoned near the Mexico-United States border in southern Texas.
With tears in his eyes, the migrant boy can be seen in the video walking up to the border guard agent before asking if he could help him because he was stranded near the Rio Grande.
“I came with a group and they abandoned me and I don’t know where they are,” the child said to the officer.
‘Don’t you know where they are? Did they leave you alone? asked the broker.
The distraught child, struggling to keep his cool, had apparently been sent to the United States by his parents, who were not part of the migrant group that had advanced further into the desert region.
‘In the end they abandoned me. I came here to ask for your help, ”said the frightened boy.
A migrant boy, who was abandoned in southern Texas after crossing from Mexico, was videotaped in tears and asked a US Border Guard agent for help last Thursday. The child had spent the night in the desert after being abandoned by the group of migrants with whom he had crossed the border and feared that he would be ‘kidnapped’. US Customs and Border Protection has not released the age or nationality of the child
A U.S. Border Patrol officer driving a dirt road east of Rio Grande City on Thursday found an abandoned migrant boy crying and asking for help after being abandoned by a group of migrants illegally entering the Mexico United States. had crossed.
The border guard agent then asked the child if they had been ordered to “come and ask for help,” but the migrant boy replied, “No, I’m coming because if I didn’t, where am I going? Someone could kidnap me, kidnap me. I’m afraid.’
The incident reportedly took place on April 1 east of Rio Grande City after the border agent ended his duty, his friend Anjel Hernandez wrote on Facebook.
Univision reported that the child, whose age and nationality have not been disclosed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, spent all night wandering the Rio Grande Valley region after his unlawful entry into the country.
Gloria Chavez, chief of the US border patrol El Paso, told the network that parents should think about the well-being of their children every time they are sent alone to cross the dangerous border between Mexico and the United States.
“To any parents who are considering sending their unaccompanied children to the border, reconsider that act, as it is very dangerous to expose children,” Chavez said.
Human trafficking networks, which, according to NBC News, have used public Facebook pages to offer their services to Central American migrants, have warned parents that their children would be guaranteed access across the Mexico-United States border if traveling alone.
The painful image of the child asking the Border Patrol officer was recorded just two days after the US Border Patrol released a surveillance video showing people smugglers dropping two girls from Ecuador over a 4.5 meter high border wall. the New Mexico desert.
The sisters, aged three and five, were rescued by agents on Tuesday and transferred to the Santa Teresa Border Patrol Station for medical evaluation.
Fox news got a photo Friday, showing the girls interacting with Chavez, who handed them snacks at the processing center.
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.
Official CBP figures show that border arrests have increased for 10 consecutive months, including the last nine of former President Donald Trump’s administration.
President Joe Biden’s administration has been dealing with a wave on the southern border for the past two months.
In February, CBP agents met 100,441 undocumented immigrants, including 9,457 unaccompanied minor migrants.
Government data shows that 171,000 migrants were caught by CBP at the United States-Mexico border in March, the highest monthly total in two decades. Border officers encountered at least 19,000 unaccompanied children.
The preliminary figures for March are the highest since the agency reported more than 180,000 encounters with migrants in April 2000.