SWEET photos show two little girls who were dropped over the US-Mexico border wall by smugglers having a snack with a border agent.
The two sisters, ages 3 and 5, were seen on video being dropped over a 14-foot fence in a remote section of New Mexico on Tuesday night.The two Ecuadorian girls were seem getting snacks from a patrol agent[/caption] Shocking images showed the girls being dropped over a 14-foot fence by smugglers[/caption]
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Agent Gloria Chavez posted the shocking video to Twitter, and said the poor girls were dropped in the middle of the desert “miles from the nearest residence.”
The new photos, published by Fox News, show the girls, who came from Ecuador, getting snacks from Chavez.
“When I visited with these little girls, they were so loving and so talkative, some of them were asking the names of all the agents that were there around them, and they even said they were a little hungry,” Chavez told the outlet.
“So I helped them peel a banana and open a juice box and just talked to them.Agent Chavez said she was horrified when she first saw the images of the girls being dropped[/caption] The girls were not severely injured in the falls[/caption]
“You know, children are just so resilient and I’m so grateful that they’re not severely injured or [have] broken limbs or anything like that.”
The video Chavez posted showed a smuggler scale the fence separating the US and Mexico and drop the little girls one by one onto the ground.
The first girl laid on the ground, not moving for a few minutes, before getting up as her sister was dropped beside her.
The video then showed the two smugglers running off on the Mexico side of the fence.Two smugglers can be seen running off after dropping the girls over the fence[/caption]
Chavez said border agents using “mobile technology” were able to locate and rescue the little girls.
“I was really horrified and appalled and worried when I first saw the images come through from my staff,” Chavez said.
She told Fox News that the two girls are “doing fine” now, and that they’re being held in a CBP temporary holding facility.
Thousands of children and families have attempted to cross over from Mexico to the US in recent weeks, causing overcrowded conditions at CBP facilities amid the ongoing Covid- 19 pandemic.
The Biden administration permitted journalists to enter one of the main facilities in Donna, Texas, for the first time on Tuesday.
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The tour of the facility in Donna, Texas, revealed severely overcrowded conditions where more than 4,100 people, including 3,400 unaccompanied children, were crammed into an area intended for 250.
More than 16,500 unaccompanied migrant children were in federal custody as of last week.
In his first solo press conference last week, Joe Biden called the conditions “unacceptable” and vowed to address the overcrowding.