A video of an immigrant boy abandoned near the Mexico-United States border in Texas has gone viral. The heartbreaking moment was recorded by an officer of the U.S. Border Patrol. The crying boy approached the officer who was driving in his car on patrol around the Rio Grande.
The boy explained in Spanish while crying, "I was coming with a group, and they abandoned me, and I do not know where they are at."
The boy's identity has not been released, but he's just one among 19,000 migrant children who crossed the border without any accompaniment.
The boy asked for help from the officer twice as he continued inquiring about what had happened. The boy had been left alone on the dirt road for a night and survived. The officer asked, "You do not know where they are at? They left you alone?"
The boy explained that he had traveled here without his parents, but the group he came with just left him alone. The officer asked if they had told him to wait here. They didn't tell him where to go or what to do.
The distraught boy replied, "No, I came here because if I did not, where am I going to go?"
The boy survived, but he's just one among many left on the border.
NEW - Moment sobbing migrant boy approaches Texas border patrol after being abandoned and spending the night in the desert: "Somebody could kidnap me, I'm scared"pic.twitter.com/xxE3UPWMxw— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) April 6, 2021
Previously, A 3-year-old girl with her sister, a 5-year-old girl, was caught on tape being dropped down from the border barrier.
USBPChiefEPT -ViaThey are sisters from Ecuador, and a medical check-up confirmed that the two of them are okay. The girls were luckily spotted when an eagle-eyed agent spotted them and quickly retrieved them safely before they had to face the harsh weather of the desert. The smugglers are currently wanted.
U.S. Border Patrol El Paso Sector Chief Gloria Chavez spoke to Univision, "To all parents who are considering sending their unaccompanied children to the border, please reconsider because it is very dangerous to expose children."
Sources informed Fox News that the Fort Bliss Army base in Texas had set up tents during the immigrant crisis. But currently, more than 2,000 had overstayed their 72-hour permit. Most of them are accompanied by any family member.
President Joe Biden's administration is facing mounting immigrant crisis on the border.
Vice President Kamala Harris has appointed to address the serious spike in immigrants influx, referring to her as the 'most qualified person' to stem the issue.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has told the employees that the wall's construction may continue to 'plug the gaps,' Washington Times reported. This decision is shocking, considering Biden made a huge deal of freezing wall construction on his first day at the office.