Young minors lie inside a pod at the Donna Department of Homeland Security holding facility, the main detention center for unaccompanied children in the Rio Grande Valley run by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in Donna, Texas, Tuesday, March 30, 2021.
The individual on the wall then tosses an object on the ground next to the tikes, who appear to be staring upward from where they were dropped as the two suspects can be seen running back through trails on the Mexican side of the border.
"I'm appalled by the way these smugglers viciously dropped innocent children from a 14-foot border barrier last night".
A CBP release states the girls, 3 and 5 years old, were dropped from the 14-foot barrier onto the north side of the wall by two human smugglers just west of Mt. Cristo Rey. Responding agents found the three-year-old and five-year-old Ecuadoran children and rendered aid to them.
The minor children were transported to the Santa Teresa Border Patrol Station for evaluation by medical personnel. They were dropped from the wall by human smugglers on Tuesday evening, who fled the area on foot.
The children were medically cleared and remain in custody of border patrol, pending placement by the Department of Health and Human Services, which is charged with the long-term care of most unaccompanied children. If not for the vigilance of our Agents using mobile technology, these two tender-aged siblings would have been exposed to the harsh elements of desert environment for hours.
Another anonymous CBP source interviewed by O'Keefe earlier this week said Biden had "opened the floodgates" to families and small children crossing the border illegally.
According to the Associated Press, more than 17,000 migrant children were in US custody as of Monday. The tent complex held more than 4,100 migrants, including 3,200 unaccompanied children, a border patrol official said.
Since taking office on January 20, U.S. President Joe Biden has reversed numerous controversial immigration policies that his predecessor, Donald Trump, put in place, including the practice of immediately expelling unaccompanied children and teenagers. However, migration is driven by many factors, and the exact impact of Biden's policies is unclear.