Video captured by a Border Patrol officer that is now circulating on social media shows a boy with tears streaming down his face, who had apparently been left alone in the Texas desert along the U.S.-Mexico border. Mexico.
“I came with a group, they threw me and I don’t know where they are,” said the minor between sobs to a motorist who was in the area. “They can rob me, kidnap me. I’m scared,” the boy told an off-duty Border Patrol officer he came across. The boy was seen in the video walking down an empty dirt road.
The boy, believed to be between 10 and 12 years old, was taken to a nearby Border Patrol station. He had spent the night in the desert, full of rattlesnakes and wild animals, according to Univision.
“To all the parents who are considering sending their unaccompanied children to the border, reconsider that act because it is very dangerous to expose children,” Gloria Chávez, the chief of the El Paso, Texas Border Patrol sector, told Univision. , in response to the case of the minor.
FOX NEWS OBTAINS PHOTO OF 2 GIRLS RESCUED AFTER BEING LEFT ON THE BORDER WALL
The Border and Customs Patrol (CBP) has projected that 184,000 unaccompanied minors will cross the US border in fiscal year 2021. Two sources familiar with internal data confirmed the estimate to Fox News, with one agent saying, “Never we’ve seen nothing like this before. “
CBP PROJECTS 184,000 MIGRANT CHILDREN IN FISCAL YEAR 2021
While only a projection, if accurate, it would be the highest number of UACs on record, and more than double the 76,020 found during the 2019 border crisis, during which the Trump administration was criticized for its handling of the crisis and the detention of children.
On Tuesday, the Border Patrol announced that it had rescued two young children abandoned near Jacumba, California. Officers said they had seen a man and a woman walking with two small children. Agents saw the couple hoist the children over large rocks in an area where the border wall ends.
They arrived in the area to find the children, ages 5 and 6, alone and crying, and took them to a nearby Border Patrol station. The children had a handwritten note with their mother’s phone number. The mother’s name and number were also written on her forearms. CBP called the mother to get more information and transported the children to Health and Human Services (HHS).
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
“It is inconceivable that anyone would abandon these young children and those responsible for smuggling events like this will be aggressively prosecuted,” Chief Patrol Officer Aaron Heitke said in a statement.
Last week, a shocking video showed how a 5-year-old boy and a 3-year-old boy were dumped over a border barrier by smugglers on the New Mexico border.
As of last week, there were nearly 5,000 children in the custody of the Border Patrol and more than 13,000 in the custody of Health and Human Services.