Heartbreaking Video Shows Abandoned Migrant Boy Approaching U.S. Border Patrol Officer for Help | 22 Words

Heartbreaking footage has emerged of an abandoned migrant boy asking a U.S. border patrol officer for help...

And the distressing video has left people shocked.

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Here's the full story...

​Now, many would argue that our country is set to experience one of its worst migrant crises in decades. 

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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And now, they've just gotten even worse judging by some recent - and very harrowing - footage from the border in Texas.

It shows the heartbreaking moment a crying migrant child approached a U.S. Border Patrol officer to ask for help...

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And people have been left utterly horrified by the video...

The boy can be seen walking towards the Border Patrol officer and asking for help after being abandoned.

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"It's that I was coming with a group and they abandoned me and I do not know where they are at," the child said in Spanish.

The agent then asks: "You do not know where they are at? They left you alone?"

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The child had been sent to the United States by his parents, who entrusted a migrant group to take care of him.

"At the end they abandoned me. I have come here to ask you for help," the boy said.

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The agent asked if he'd been told "to come ask for help," but the boy replied, "no, I am coming because if I did not, where am I going to go? Somebody could abduct me, kidnap me. I am scared."

You can watch the harrowing video below...

Univision reported that the child spent the entire night trekking through the Rio Grande Valley region after being abandoned by the migrant group.