Heartbreaking moment crying migrant boy begs border patrol for help after being abandoned in desert as crisis deepens
BODYCAM footage has captured the moment a sobbing migrant boy begged for help from a border patrol officer after being abandoned in the desert.
The little lad had apparently unlawfully entered the United States from Mexico and had been left behind by a group who had been traveling with.
In this latest clip to shine the spotlight on the spiraling humanitarian crisis on the southern border, the child tells the officer: "It's that I was coming with a group and they abandoned me and I do not know where they are at."
He then asks him: "You do not know where they are at? They left you alone?"
The visibly frightened child had apparently been sent to the United States by his parents, who were not part of the migrant group.
The boy said: "At the end they abandoned me. I have come here to ask you for help."
The Border Patrol agent then quizzed the child if he had been told "to come ask for help?"
Somebody could abduct me, kidnap me. I am scared
But he 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."
The heartbreaking incident reportedly took place east of Rio Grande City on April 1, the agent's friend Anjel Hernandez wrote on Facebook.
It comes as The Sun has exclusively obtained disturbing footage and video showing the tearful children wading through the river in a last-ditch effort to enter the United States in the early hours of this morning.
In the heartwrenching images, Texas Rangers could be seen helping asylum seekers ashore and leading them to safety a day after two Yemenis men on the FBI's Terror Watch List were booked for illegally entering the country.
Florida's Republican governor has now placed the blame firmly at Biden's feet as the overwhelming surge of people flood the US border, triggering a major crisis.
Speaking to Fox & Friends, Ron DeSantis raged: "This is a Biden-caused disaster and because he rejected the policies that president Trump had put in that were working, you now have this serious situation at the border.
"Absolutely it makes our country more vulnerable to that type of infiltration [like the two terrorists arrested] but it's more than just that: they basically stopped enforcing immigration law.
More than 170,000 migrants have been detained at the southwest border in March.
This is the most in any month for at least 15 years — and up nearly 70 percent from February.
This is a Biden-caused disaster and because he rejected the policies that president Trump had put in that were working
The total included 19,000 unaccompanied migrant kids and 53,000 family members traveling together.
But despite the humanitarian crisis, Biden released a video thanking newly naturalized citizens.
He said: "You all have one thing in common — courage.
"The courage it takes to sacrifice and make this journey.
"The courage to leave your homes, your lives, your loved ones, and come to a nation that is more than just a place but rather an idea.
"You have earned a new title equal to that of an American president, the title I’m most proud of — citizen."
A series of incidents stemming from the suge includes Border Patrol agents taking six Mexican men into custody after four of them tried to swim to American while two others were picked up north of the border.
Additionally, US Customs and Border Patrol confirmed that five human smuggling events resulted in the arrest of 86 illegal aliens on Monday in a release.
Last Wednesday, McAllen Border Patrol Station agents responded to a call for assistance from the Mission Police Department, who alerted them to a possible human smuggling stash house.
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