CBP: Little girls dropped from border wall in Southern NM

Child Migrants Held in Dirt Floored Open-Air Pens Under Texas Bridge — Video                REUTERS  EDGARD GARRIDO

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released video of two people bringing the children to the border barrier on the Mexico side on Tuesday night. After both kids landed on the ground, footage shows the smuggler and another one run away and abandon the girls on the north side of the global boundary line.

"I'm appalled by the way these smugglers viciously dropped innocent children from a 14-foot border barrier last night", chief patrol agent Gloria Chavez said in a statement.

Chavez said CBP is working with authorities in Mexico to identify the "ruthless human smugglers" and hold them "accountable to the fullest extent of the law".

The agency said the two toddlers, aged 3 and 5, were sisters who had traveled from Ecuador. The agents found the Ecuadoran children, who were "alert" at the time.

Agents rendered aid to the children before taking them to the Santa Teresa Border Patrol Station for medical evaluation.

The children were medically cleared and remain in custody of border patrol, pending placement by the Department of Health and Human Services, which is charged with the long-term care of most unaccompanied children.

President Joe Biden's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is rewarding border crossers with one-year permits to live in the United States, a new report confirms. The number of children and families attempting to cross the border increased by more than 100% between January and February. Last month, almost 9,500 unaccompanied children arrived at the U.S. -Mexico border, a record high for any February in history.

Rep. Beth Van Duyne (R-N.Y.) said those unaccompanied minors are then moved out to decompression centers around the country to be processed to make room for even more migrant children at the Donna facility.

"Those are aliens inside of the fenced area" the CBP insider is heard to say as he drives past the site. The tent complex held more than 4,100 migrants, including 3,200 unaccompanied children, a border patrol official said.

The lawmakers also called out Biden for reversing Trump-era immigration policies, a move which has encouraged migrants to make the unsafe journey north to the U.S. However, migration is driven by many factors, and the exact impact of Biden's policies is unclear.



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