Disturbing footage has emerged of coyotes - more commonly known as smugglers - dropping 2 very young children over a fourteen-foot U.S-Mexico border in the middle of the New Mexico desert...
And the heartbreaking situation has opened so many eyes.
Here's the full story...
Warning: This article contains footage that some readers may find upsetting.
Now, many would argue that our country is set to experience one of its worst migrant crises in decades.
Since April 2020, the number of migrants being stopped at the U.S-Mexico border has been steadily rising and, under a public health order issued by former POTUS Donald Trump, Title 42, the Biden administration has been rapidly denying most single adults and families entry into the country.
However, the order has been allowing teenagers and children to stay...
And they have been arriving in ever larger numbers.
As of Sunday, March 14th, more than 4,000 migrant children were being held by the Border Patrol custody...
Including at least 3,000 being held in custody longer than the seventy-two-hour limit set by a court order, a U.S official told AP.
The number of children crossing by themselves, mostly from Central America, appears to be surging in particular in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas.
The Border Patrol took in 280 there alone on just one day in March.
As a result of this, President Biden has been put in a difficult position.
Biden has labeled the detention of migrants as a "moral failing and a national shame" and promises to "welcome immigrants in our communities" on his official website, which has left many feeling confused and somewhat frustrated with the current situation at the border.
He even issued a warning to Mexican residents, telling them to not come to the U.S borders.
He has been slammed by Republicans for what they view as an encouragement to illegal border crossers...
And has even been criticized by some Democrats over what they see as the prolonged detention of minors.
Things haven't been this bad in a long time...
And now, they've just gotten even worse going by some recent - and very harrowing - footage from the New Mexico border.
Disturbing footage from the US-Mexico border has emerged this week showing coyotes dumping 2 small children over a fourteen-foot wall and leaving them all by themselves...
And people have been left utterly horrified by what they saw.
The parents would not be doing this unless they felt their children were in horrible unsafe situations!!! What the hell are you thinking? Why would any parent from a poor country spend money so someone would drop their kids off in a foreign country miles away?— Melissa (@Melissa69492733) April 1, 2021
As much as we all find this heartbreaking and appalling...😔😭 what is the answer?— Susan Goldsmith (@SusanGoldsmith) March 31, 2021
Those babies were gently let down as close to the ground as possible. Now our stupid government will lock them in a cage for the next decade and their entire childhoods will be spent suffering. We aren’t the hero’s of this story y’all.— t rex with a back itch (@glittermonster_) April 1, 2021
What parent in their right mind entrusts their little kids into the hands of smugglers, little girls at that, and sends them over the border all by themselves? I fail to comprehend this kind of thinking!— bb77 (@May77august) March 31, 2021
So heart wrenching to watch. I can’t stop crying!! I’m very grateful the girls were rescued. I can’t imagine how terrified this was/is for them!!!— Amy Butler (@AmyB1968) March 31, 2021
I will be praying for them and all the innocent children caught up in this insane mess!!
Those little babies had to have been terrified not knowing what or why that happened. Poor babies!!!😢— AspiringSupermomayi (@ayi_theresa) March 31, 2021
Oh my goodness 💔💔 Cold hearted smugglers...— Jamie Prewitt. (child/of/God) (@JPrewittKy) April 1, 2021
Bless their little hearts, I’m so glad they were rescued!
I’m so saddened by the cruelty of these smugglers. Thank God for the hard working Border Patrols for helping out these two toddlers. We need to put an end on this crisis at the border.— OCNinjaTrader (@OCNinjaTrader) April 1, 2021
This is so heartbreaking 💔— Cindy 🌹 (@cindyAFWIFE50) March 31, 2021
Thank you to every single agent out there working so hard during this mess! ❤️
This breaks my heart. No one should ever have to go through this. Especially children. Anything we can do to help these girls? Go Fund Me? Foster home? Please let me know.— Michele Holman (@HolmanMichele) April 2, 2021
The heartbreaking video was shared by El Paso Sector Chief Patrol Agent Gloria Chavez on Twitter...
And the night-vision cameras showed 2 coyotes on the Mexican side of the border climbing up the wall and eventually sitting on top of it before lowering 2 young children over the other side.
Chavez confirmed the 2 children were little girls, aged 3 and 5...
And it's harrowing to watch as the smugglers ruthlessly let go of the children, allowing them to fall and land heavily from the fourteen-foot drop.
Chavez confirmed that although the little girls were left miles away from the nearest residence, they were later rescued by border patrol agents...
And she explained in the video that they are "currently working with our law enforcement partners in Mexico and attempting to identify these ruthless human smugglers so as to hold them accountable to the fullest extent of the law."
She then added:
"I'm appalled by the way these smugglers viciously dropped innocent children from a fourteen-foot border barrier last night. If not for the vigilance of our Agents using mobile technology, these 2 tender-aged siblings would have been exposed to the harsh elements of the desert environment for hours."
You can watch the haunting footage here:
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
We sincerely hope that these smugglers will face justice for their actions and, of course, we hope these little girls will find a loving home very soon.