A heart-wrenching viral video captured by Border Patrol agents last week shows a young boy sobbing after being abandoned by the migrant group he was traveling with across the Mexico border to Texas.
The frightened boy, who appears to be between 10 and 12 years old, told a CBP official that he woke up that morning to find the migrant group he was traveling with had left him alone in an area of the Rio Grande Valley that’s infested with rattlesnakes and other wildlife.
“Somebody could abduct me, kidnap me. I am scared,” the boy said according to a translation reported by 7 News.
“I was coming with a group and they abandoned me and I do not know where they are at,” he continued in Spanish, with tears streaming down his face.
CBP said the child was originally from Nicaragua and was found on a rural road near La Grulla, Texas, NBC News reported. His name has not yet been released.
When the border patrol agent asked if he was coming with his mother or father he replied, “Nobody. I was coming with a group.”
“At the end they abandoned me. I have come here to ask you for help,” the boy pleaded.
The off-duty agent took him to safety at a Border Patrol Station where he was later transferred to another holding facility for unaccompanied minors in Donna, Texas, according to ABC News.
This video showing the unthinkable consequences of Biden’s open border policies should outrage all Americans across party lines.
By sending the message to South American countries that the United States will not turn away any person who makes the trek to our Southern border, the Biden administration is partly responsible for endangering the lives of tens of thousands of children.
It is inhumane to encourage people to send their children to the U.S. alone, with strangers, or worse, with human traffickers and cartels.
But this young boy is far from the only example of such child abuse…he’s just the most recent one.
Just last month, FreedomWire reported on a six-month-old baby girl who human smugglers threw into the Rio Grande after an altercation with the mother that also resulted in breaking her leg. A special operations team of Texas Rangers successfully rescued the baby alive.
In a separate instance, two toddler girls from Ecuador were thrown over the 14-foot border wall “miles from the nearest residence.” The girls were rescued by STN agents in West Texas, El Paso Sector Chief Patrol Agent Gloria Chavez wrote on Twitter.
Smugglers, under cover of night, scaled a 14 ft. border barrier and cruelly dropped 2 young children in the middle of the New Mexico desert. The girls, ages 3 & 5, were left miles from the nearest residence. Thank you STN Agents for rescuing these children! @CBP @CBPWestTexas pic.twitter.com/U91y2g8Lk1
— Gloria I. Chavez (@USBPChiefEPT) March 31, 2021
There are countless examples of the inhumane treatment of people, especially children, who made the trek from South America to the US-Mexico border. It is truly saddening that families around the world feel they have no other choice to risk their children’s lives for a better life—if they make it here, that is—but the U.S. cannot continue to let them flood our borders.