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Siblings found abandoned at US border with mom’s name on their arms


Two siblings, aged five and six, have been found abandoned at the Mexico-California border with their mother’s name and phone number written on their arms.

The boy and girl were found by US Border Patrol agents this week after the siblings had been hoisted over the border and abandoned near Jacumba, which is about 70 miles from San Diego.

Agents saw the young children walking with two adults near an area where the border wall ends at the side of a mountain.

The two children were hoisted over some large boulders before being abandoned. 

The six-year-old boy and his five-year-old sister were found alone and crying when they were rescued by border agents. 

They were taken to a nearby border patrol station to be processed. 

The boy and girl were found by US Border Patrol agents this week after the siblings had been hoisted over the Mexico-California border and abandoned. They are pictured being comforted by a border agent after they were rescued 

The six-year-old boy and his five-year-old sister were found alone and crying when they were rescued by border agents. The siblings had their mother's name and number written in marker on their forearms

The six-year-old boy and his five-year-old sister were found alone and crying when they were rescued by border agents. The siblings had their mother’s name and number written in marker on their forearms

While being processed, the children handed agents a handwritten note that had their mother’s name and phone number on it. 

The siblings also had their mother’s name and number written in marker on their forearms. 

The agents managed to make contact with the children’s mother. It is not clear if their mother is in the United States.

The children were processed ahead of being transferred to the Department of Health and Human Services. 

‘It is unconscionable that anyone would abandon these small children and those responsible for smuggling events like this will be aggressively prosecuted,’ Chief Patrol Agent Aaron Heitke said. 

‘Thankfully, our agents were able to quickly rescue these siblings.’ 

Border patrol agents have rescued a number of abandoned children at the preview in the last week, including an eight-year-old crying boy and two young sisters. 

The boy was captured on video walking towards an agent in the desert and asking for help because he had been abandoned by the group he was with. 

‘I was coming with a group and they abandoned me and I do not know where they are at,’ the boy told the agent. 

Two young Ecuadorian girls, aged three and five, were also dropped over a 14-foot-high border wall in New Mexico and abandoned by smugglers last week.

The sisters from Ecuador, who are aged three and five, were pictured interacting with El Paso Sector Chief Patrol Agent Gloria Chavez after being rescued

The sisters from Ecuador, who are aged three and five, were pictured interacting with El Paso Sector Chief Patrol Agent Gloria Chavez after being rescued

Disturbing footage released by US Customs Border and Protection showed the moment the girls were dropped, one after another, over the barrier in the middle of the night

Disturbing footage released by US Customs Border and Protection showed the moment the girls were dropped, one after another, over the barrier in the middle of the night

This boy was captured on video walking towards an agent in the desert and asking for help because he had been abandoned by the group he was with

This boy was captured on video walking towards an agent in the desert and asking for help because he had been abandoned by the group he was with 

Disturbing footage released by border patrol showed the moment the girls were dropped, one after another, over the barrier in the middle of the night just west of Mt. Cristo Rey, near El Paso. 

Immediately after the girls landed on the ground, two smugglers could be seen fleeing on the Mexican side of the border. 

The current border crisis is a mounting challenge for President Biden after he reversed the policy of his predecessor Donald Trump by allowing unaccompanied children to stay and be united with relatives living inside the US.

He has put Vice President Kamala Harris in charge of the crisis but she has faced increasing criticism for not yet visiting the border. 

In the 16 days since she was given responsibility, Harris still hasn’t visited the southern border or addressed the crisis in any way – despite mounting pressure. 

Arizona’s attorney general Mark Brnovich told Fox News on Thursday that Harris has not responded to his requests to visit the crisis-hit border. 

‘I guess if you were a philosopher you would say no response is a very loud response because we’ve not received any response,’ he said.  

Biden has also yet to visit the border. 

Instead, he and Harris have traveled to other parts of the country to promote the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan and promote an upcoming infrastructure package.

Data released Thursday shows the number of migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border is vastly higher in 2021 compared to 2020, which saw a decrease in crossings. Crossing have reached an all-time high under Biden

Data released Thursday shows the number of migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border is vastly higher in 2021 compared to 2020, which saw a decrease in crossings. Crossing have reached an all-time high under Biden

The current border crisis is a mounting challenge for President Biden after he reversed the policy of his predecessor Donald Trump by allowing unaccompanied children to stay and be united with relatives living inside the US

The current border crisis is a mounting challenge for President Biden after he reversed the policy of his predecessor Donald Trump by allowing unaccompanied children to stay and be united with relatives living inside the US

Apprehensions of undocumented migrants on the US border with Mexico soared 70 percent in March to 172,331, hitting the highest level in 15 years, data showed on Thursday

Apprehensions of undocumented migrants on the US border with Mexico soared 70 percent in March to 172,331, hitting the highest level in 15 years, data showed on Thursday

Migrants from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador wait to board the bus after crossing the Rio Grande river from Mexico

Migrants from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador wait to board the bus after crossing the Rio Grande river from Mexico

Border agents reported that the number of unaccompanied children they detained after crossing the border illegally, or trying to sneak through official entry ports, doubled in March from February to 18,890

Border agents reported that the number of unaccompanied children they detained after crossing the border illegally, or trying to sneak through official entry ports, doubled in March from February to 18,890

The number of migrants showing up as part of families with small children jumped from under 20,000 in February to more than 53,000 last March

The number of migrants showing up as part of families with small children jumped from under 20,000 in February to more than 53,000 last March

The administration has also already attempted to back-off her responsibilities by claiming she is in charge of addressing the root problem in Central American countries where these migrants are fleeing rather than the actual situation at the border.

Despite this claim, Harris has also not visited any of the Northern Triangle countries and has only held one call related to her new role with Guatemala President Alejandro Giammattei.

Republican lawmakers have been flooding to the south to assess the situation – holding two separate group trips to the border this week.  

GOP House Whip Steve Scalise released a video on Twitter around 1:30 a.m. Friday morning where, in the background, children migrants were seen apprehended and escorted to processing facilities by border patrol agents after they ran across the U.S. border from Mexico. 

Scalise led a group of 10 GOP lawmakers to McAllen, Texas Thursday evening to tour holding facilities and assess the growing border crisis.

‘LIVE from the border,’ the Louisiana representative wrote on Twitter at 1:37 a.m. ‘This is out of control. It’s the middle of the night. We’ve seen dozens of children flow freely across the border in just the past few minutes.’

‘This is the reality of Joe Biden’s disastrous amnesty agenda,’ Scalise criticized.  

It comes as apprehensions of undocumented migrants on the US border with Mexico soared 70 percent in March to 172,331, hitting the highest level in 15 years, data showed on Thursday, in a mounting challenge for the administration of President Joe Biden. 

Border agents reported that the number of unaccompanied children they detained after crossing the border illegally, or trying to sneak through official entry ports, doubled in March from February to 18,890. 

The number of migrants showing up as part of families with small children jumped from under 20,000 in February to more than 53,000 last March.

Biden’s critics characterize the situation as a ‘crisis’ with the CBP, the Department of Health and Human Services and other agencies overwhelmed. 

Most of the migrants were from Mexico and the Central American countries of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, many arriving in large groups. 

The current border crisis is a mounting challenge for President Biden after he reversed the policy of his predecessor Donald Trump by allowing unaccompanied children to stay and be united with relatives living inside the US

The current border crisis is a mounting challenge for President Biden after he reversed the policy of his predecessor Donald Trump by allowing unaccompanied children to stay and be united with relatives living inside the US

Hundreds of migrants from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador arrives in the U.S. after crossing the Rio Grande river

Hundreds of migrants from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador arrives in the U.S. after crossing the Rio Grande river

Most of the migrants were from Mexico and the Central American countries of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, many arriving in large groups

Most of the migrants were from Mexico and the Central American countries of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, many arriving in large groups



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