Recently a Border Patrol officer captured some horrifying video that has spread across social media like wildfire. A young boy, with tears running down his face, can be seen in the video walking down a dirt road. Apparently, the boy had been left abandoned and alone in the vast Texas desert along the United States-Mexico border.
The child thought to be between the ages of 10 and 12, told a motorist who happened to be nearby, "I came with a group, they dumped me and I don't know where they are."
When an off-duty Border Patrol officer came into the situation the boy told him, "They can rob me, kidnap me. I am afraid."
The boy was taken to the closest Border Patrol station where he slept that night instead of being lost in the desert, full of rattlesnakes and other vicious wild animals.
In response to the child's case the head of the El, Paso, Texas Border Patrol sector, Gloria Chavez said, "To all parents who are considering sending their unaccompanied children to the border, please reconsider that act because it is very dangerous to expose children."
Customs and Border Patrol are expecting there to be around 184,000 unaccompanied children crossing the United States border in the fiscal year 2021 and internal sources are completely overwhelmed saying, "We've never seen anything like this before."
Earlier this week Border Patrol agents reported rescuing two small children ages 5 and 6, that had been left abandoned near Jacumba, California. Those agents say they saw a man and woman walking with two young children then watched as the adults pushed the children over large boulders in an area where the border wall ends.
"It is unconscionable that anyone would abandon these small children and those responsible for smuggling events like this will be aggressively prosecuted," said Chief Patrol Agent Aaron Heitke.
When the agents arrived at the area where the couple left the children scared and crying they found a handwritten note with the children's mother's phone number. Also written on the children's skin was their mother's name and phone number. CBP made contact with the mother and the children were taken to Heath and Human Services.