Moment when Mexican smugglers drop two toddlers over a 4 meter high border barrier

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Mexican smugglers have been caught on camera dropping two toddlers across a 4.5-meter border barrier to the US, while a mother was attacked and her six-month-old baby was thrown from a raft into the Rio Grande River, where six others migrants drowned. .

Disturbing footage released by US Customs Border and Protection on Wednesday shows the moment when two female toddlers from Ecuador, ages three and five, were dumped over the wall just west of Mt. Cristo Rey, near El Paso, Texas, Tuesday night.

The CBP said the young children, who are sisters, had been abused and abandoned by people smugglers.

The girls, who were rescued by agents and taken to the Santa Teresa Border Patrol Station for medical evaluation, are just two of the record 16,000 children who crossed the US-Mexico border in March.

Thousands of families and unaccompanied children have entered the US along the southern border since Joe Biden took office, pledging to make immigration rules more ‘human’.

However, the influx has created a bottleneck in detention centers with migrants housed in facilities with a capacity of about 1,700 percent, while smugglers in Mexico make a living exploiting migrants heading north to the US.

Mexican smugglers were caught with the camera dropping two toddlers across a 4.5 meter high border barrier to the US (photo)

Mexican smugglers were caught with the camera dropping two toddlers across a 4.5 meter high border barrier to the US (photo)

Cameras set up along the border captured the moment when two smugglers dropped the children under the cover of the darkness of the approximately 4 meter high border barrier.

On the Mexican side, an adult was seen dangling the first child above the American side before releasing, causing her to fall to the floor below.

The smuggler repeats this with the second child before they immediately run away from the area to Mexico with another smuggler.

The CBP said the children were vulnerable to the desert elements on the ground, but fortunately were spotted by the cameraman who warned Santa Teresa agents.

The officers hunted and found the children, and took them to a local hospital for “precautionary reasons and further evaluation,” the CBP said.

The two sisters were then medically checked and taken to a temporary border security facility.

El Paso Sector Chief of Patrol Agent Gloria I. Chavez said she was “shocked” to see the smugglers “viciously drop” the toddlers.

“I am shocked by the way these smugglers viciously dropped innocent children off a four meter high barrier last night.

Disturbing images released by US Customs Border and Protection on Wednesday show the moment two female toddlers from Ecuador, ages three and five, were dumped over the wall just west of Mt.  Cristo Rey, near El Paso, Texas, Tuesday night

Disturbing images released by US Customs Border and Protection on Wednesday show the moment two female toddlers from Ecuador, ages three and five, were dumped over the wall just west of Mt.  Cristo Rey, near El Paso, Texas, Tuesday night

Disturbing images released by US Customs Border and Protection on Wednesday show the moment two female toddlers from Ecuador, ages three and five, were dumped over the wall just west of Mt. Cristo Rey, near El Paso, Texas, Tuesday night

The girls, who were rescued by agents and taken to the Santa Teresa Border Patrol Station for medical evaluation, while the two smugglers ran away

The girls, who were rescued by agents and taken to Santa Teresa Border Patrol Station for medical evaluation, while the two smugglers ran away

The girls, who were rescued by agents and taken to the Santa Teresa Border Patrol Station for medical evaluation, while the two smugglers ran away

“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,” Chavez said.

“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.”

The shocking incident came just two weeks after a Texas Rangers and Border Patrol operatives were forced to rescue a six-month-old baby from the Rio Grande River after smugglers threw the child into the water to die.

The horrific incident occurred on March 16 in Roma, Texas, after the child’s mother was attacked and left with a broken leg by a group of smugglers in Mexico, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The mother had paid smugglers $ 3,500 to take her and her baby across the Rio Grande River that borders Mexico and the US, KVEO reported.

Lieutenant Christopher Olivarez of the Texas DPS said she had been waiting to cross from Mexico to the US since December and was finally placed on a raft with 67 other adults and 150 children on March 16.

During the trip, one of the smugglers then threw her baby off the raft into the water.

Meanwhile, a mother was attacked and her six-month-old baby was thrown from a raft into the Rio Grande River, where six other migrants drowned.  Photo of a member of the South Texas Special Operations Group of the Texas Rangers holding the child after being pulled from the water

Meanwhile, a mother was attacked and her six-month-old baby was thrown from a raft into the Rio Grande River, where six other migrants drowned.  Photo of a member of the South Texas Special Operations Group of the Texas Rangers holding the child after being pulled from the water

Meanwhile, a mother was attacked and her six-month-old baby was thrown from a raft into the Rio Grande River, where six other migrants drowned. Photo of a member of the South Texas Special Operations Group of the Texas Rangers holding the child after being pulled from the water

The South Texas Special Operations Group, Texas Rangers Division was assisting US border patrol agents at the time.

They saw the incident and managed to rescue the child from the water.

The baby survived and his mother was also saved from the smugglers.

Olivarez said they were reunited and are now “safe” under the Border Patrol’s surveillance.

Authorities shared a photo of a member of the Texas Rangers’ South Texas Special Operations Group holding the child after it was pulled from the water.

This week, at least six migrants have reportedly been found drowned in the Rio Grande River after attempting the perilous journey to the US.

According to Newsmax, the bodies of six migrants were found Tuesday evening in a shallow, narrow section of the river near Eagle Pass.

According to Newsmax, the bodies of six migrants were found Tuesday evening in a shallow, narrow section of the river near Eagle Pass.

According to Newsmax, the bodies of six migrants were found Tuesday evening in a shallow, narrow section of the river near Eagle Pass.

According to Newsmax, the bodies of six migrants were found Tuesday evening in a shallow, narrow section of the river near Eagle Pass.

A family of migrants crosses the Rio Bravo River in El Paso, Texas, from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico on Tuesday

A family of migrants crosses the Rio Bravo River in El Paso, Texas, from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico on Tuesday

A family of migrants crosses the Rio Bravo River in El Paso, Texas, from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico on Tuesday

Thousands of families and unaccompanied children have entered the US along the southern border in recent weeks

Thousands of families and unaccompanied children have entered the US along the southern border in recent weeks

Thousands of families and unaccompanied children have entered the US along the southern border in recent weeks

The horrific incidents reveal the dangers migrants face when attempting to enter the US from Mexico, given both the dangerous conditions of crossing the rivers on cramped rafts and the dangers of trusting smugglers.

The Mexican government last week swore it would restrict non-essential travel at the border with Guatemala, stop migrant crossings, and deploy security forces to force the flow of migrants from Guatemala into the country before people moving north into the US Pull.

But the reality is that smugglers make a living by passing migrants entering Mexico, crossing the country and entering the US.

According to CBP data, about 16,000 minors crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in March, with 5,767 children in CBP custody on Sunday.

In addition, there are 11,886 children under the care of Health and Human Services, meaning the Biden administration has more than 17,500 children in custody.

On Tuesday, the Biden administration finally allowed journalists into the Donna facility in Texas for the first time, after weeks of shutting down the media and releasing their own photos.

It revealed more than 4,000 migrants, including children and families, crammed into pods that now have a capacity of 1,700 percent.

Media were allowed to see border facilities in Texas this week, with shocking scenes like the one above at the Donna Department of Homeland Security holding facility (photo file)

Media were allowed to see border facilities in Texas this week, with shocking scenes like the one above at the Donna Department of Homeland Security holding facility (photo file)

Media were allowed to see border facilities in Texas this week, with shocking scenes like the one above at the Donna Department of Homeland Security holding facility (photo file)

Children are crammed into shelters like the Donna Department of Homeland Security above for weeks after a massive surge in unaccompanied migrants in March.

Children are crammed into shelters like the Donna Department of Homeland Security above for weeks after a massive surge in unaccompanied migrants in March.

Children are crammed into shelters like the Donna Department of Homeland Security above for weeks after a massive surge in unaccompanied migrants in March.

Border guards say 14 percent – about one in seven – of migrant children have tested positive for COVID, while photos also show inmates being treated for lice for fear of an outbreak.

Two thousand children have already exceeded their legal limit of 72 hours and at least 39 children have been trapped in the tight quarters for two weeks.

According to internal government data reviewed by Reuters, US border officials estimate that up to 184,000 unaccompanied migrant children could arrive at the US-Mexico border this year.

If true, it would be higher than any other recorded year since 2010, when the Dutch DPA began fully tracking the arrests of unaccompanied minors.

The second-highest annual total occurred during a 2019 peak under Donald Trump, when approximately 76,000 unaccompanied children were taken into custody at the border.