It is thanks to surveillance cameras placed along the wall between Mexico and the United States wanted by Donald Trump that the two young Ecuadorian girls of three and five years were able to be saved. “Tuesday evening, a Santa Teresa agent in charge of the use of cameras saw a smuggler release two young children from the top of a border wall about four meters high,” said the US Customs service and of Border Protection (CBP).
A video posted by Gloria Chávez, a border patrol officer in the El Paso area shows the two smugglers scaling the fence before dropping the girls to the ground and throwing what appear to be personal belongings before fleeing in. running across the border.
Immediately, a patrol went there, in this remote area of the state of New Mexico. “I am shocked at the way these smugglers brutally threw innocent girls off a border fence last night. If it had not been for the vigilance of our agents who use mobile technology, these two little sisters would have been exposed to the harsh elements of the desert environment for hours, ”adds Gloria Chávez as the first houses stand. several kilometers away.
Once rescued, the girls were taken to the Santa Teresa border patrol station for an initial medical assessment and then transferred to a hospital for further observation. They should then be placed in a reception structure by the Department of Health and Social Services.
The United States faces a sharp increase in arrivals at the border: more than 100,000 irregular migrants were arrested in February at the southern border, including nearly 20,000 family members and 10,000 unaccompanied minors. Mexican and American authorities have opened an investigation to find the smugglers.
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