Over the last couple of weeks, the U.S. borders have been inundated with migrants attempting to gain access to the United States. Each area of the wall has had a different experience.
Some areas have an influx of single adults being smuggled in and placed in stash houses. Other areas have seen a rise in women and children flooding into border facilities, turning themselves in to border patrol agents.
New Mexico Border
According to law enforcement officials in Texas, two small children were found at the St. Teresa, New Mexico section of the wall.
Smugglers were caught on video, dropping 3-year old and 5-year-old little girls over the top of the wall. One smuggler climbed to the top of the wall, lowered the child down about arm's length, and let go.
From the top of the wall to the ground, it is a 14-foot drop. The second smuggler hands the other little girl to the smuggler on the wall. He proceeds to drop her over the edge, leaving them alone and struggling to get up off the ground. In the footage, you can clearly see the girls have no idea what to do next.
“This video shows the real cruelty of these smugglers,” the official stated. “They have no feelings about the humanity of these people. They are just ‘cargo’ to them.”
Nightfall Setting in
It was around 7 p.m., and the section of the wall had rugged terrain that would be difficult for an adult to traverse, much less a child. It was late in the day, and nightfall would be coming soon.
The children were checked out by medical professionals and released into border patrol custody. They are now waiting for placement.
In a statement, Sector Chief Patrol Agent Gloria Chavez said, “I’m appalled by the way these smugglers viciously dropped innocent children from a 14-foot border barrier last night. If not for the vigilance of our Agents using mobile technology, these two tender-aged siblings would have been exposed to the harsh elements of desert environment for hours.”
Patrolling the border is incredibly controversial. Many Americans do not see why it is needed. These little girls show exactly why we need to have agents patrolling the borders.
If no one had been watching the "mobile technology" these little girls would have likely died. They are alive today, thanks to the watchful eye of border patrol.