Border Patrol Officer Rescues 2 Kids Abandoned By Drug Smugglers In The Desert

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Border Patrol rescues baby, toddler left in Arizona desert – CBS News

A Border Patrol agent rescued 2 young children after human smugglers abandoned them at the border. A Border Patrol officer found an 18-month-old crying and a 4-month-old face down and unresponsive in the Sonoran Desert, all alone and completely abandoned.

The officer that rescued the children claimed that smugglers left an infant and a toddler in the Sonoran Desert to die, but agents were able to revive the children and avert tragedy.

The Border Patrol found the two children at the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, and took them to a hospital for additional medical attention. After the children were taken to a hospital, they were released back into the custody of the Border Patrol.

The Border Patrol says it has seen a 12% increase in unaccompanied children being smuggled across the border over the past fiscal year.

During the pandemic, the U.S. government kept many migrants from crossing the border legally, forcing them to wait in Mexico as their case was being processed. As a result, some people seeking to migrate to the U.S. resorted to other methods, including illegal border crossings.

Agents are facing a constant migrant flood into the U.S., and the Biden administration has sought to expand legal asylum pathways and tackle root causes in Central America.

To learn more about this tragic story of abandonment, please consider the news outlets listed below to stay in the know.

  1. Border Patrol rescues baby, toddler left in Arizona desert  CBS News
  2. Border Patrol rescue 4-month-old, 18-month-old abandoned by smugglers in desert: ‘This is cruelty’  Fox News
  3. Infant and toddler found alone in Arizona desert  NBC News
  4. Border Patrol agent rescues two babies abandoned by smugglers in Arizona  New York Post
  5. Border agent discovers 2 babies abandoned in Organ Pipe National Monument  Arizona’s Family
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