To anyone still under the delusion that miles of wide open border is in any way a good thing, here’s yet another cautionary tale.
On Sunday, U.S. border agents with the El Centro station rescued a four-year-old girl who’d been abandoned on the side of the road by human smugglers – smugglers who’d literally just dropped her off on the U.S. side of the border, then beat feet back to Mexico. Officials explained:
At approximately 6:20 a.m., Border Patrol agents from the El Centro station observed individuals illegally cross into the U.S. near Mt. Signal. When agents responded to the area, one subject was seen returning to Mexico, then enter a vehicle that quickly left the area. Agents also observed a small child standing alone in the same area on a patrol road on the U.S. side.
Immigration officials noted the little girl didn’t need medical attention, and discovered she was carrying a Guatemalan birth certificate and information about her parents’ location in the United States.
“Who in their right mind abandons a four-year-old little girl in the middle of a vast desert,” Assistant Chief Patrol Agent David S. Kim said in a statement. “It sickens me to think that someone would leave a child that young to fend for herself.”
The little girl was taken to a local border station and given food, then turned over to Health and Human Services for immigration proceedings.
These stories continually highlight the dangers of illegal immigration into the United States. On top of being wide open to criminal aliens and gang members who pose a threat to American communities, open borders also provide a virtual bank vault for human smugglers, who make gobs of cash off those seeking to come to the U.S. unlawfully – including many children. Last year, border patrol reported a surge in illegal alien rescues along with skyrocketing numbers of border-crosser deaths, many of whom had been abandoned by their smugglers after reaching the border.
One morgue in Tuscon recently revealed they’re storing the bodies of as many as 850 unidentified illegal aliens who’ve been found dead in the desert. Many of these, they added, are children.