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What is going on at the border is criminal, in fact we are seeing what I would call crimes against humanity, by the Biden/Harris administration! People who allow little kids to suffer need to suffer likewise themselves! This is pure evil. ARE YOU WATCHING KAMALA the camel?
- A Border Patrol agent recorded the moment he encountered a crying migrant boy who had been abandoned in southern Texas
- The child apparently had unlawfully entered the United States from Mexico and had been abandoned by a group who had been traveling with
- The boy twice asked the agent 'can you help me?' and told him that he was with 'a group and they abandoned me and I do not know where they are at'
- The incident reportedly took place last Thursday east of Rio Grande City, according to a friend of the officer, Anjel Hernandez
- The boy, whose name, age and nationality have not been released, spent the night in the desert before he came into contact with the agent
Video footage recorded by U.S. Border Patrol officer captured the heartbreaking moment a crying migrant child sought help after being abandoned near the Mexico-United States border in southern Texas.
The incident highlights a growing concern for President Joe Biden's administration, which has struggled with a massive influx of migrants - primarily Central Americans fleeing poverty and crime in the native lands.
The current crisis even has driven the Biden administration to consider moving ahead with former President Donald Trump's controversial border plan by plugging gaps along the 1,954-mile long international borderline.
Biden's plan is certainly a surprise, considering he issued an executive order on his first day of office that cut off the Department of Defense's funding for construction of the border's barrier.
President Biden last week tabbed Vice President Kamala Harris to lead the administration's efforts in finding a long-lasting solution for its immigration crisis.
With tears in his eyes, the migrant boy can be seen in the video walking towards the Border Patrol agent before he asked him if he could provide him assistance because he had been left stranded near the Rio Grande.
'It's that I was coming with a group and they abandoned me and I do not know where they are at,' the child told the officer.
'You do not know where they are at? They left you alone?' the agent asked.
The distraught child, struggling to maintain his composure, apparently had been sent to the United States by his parents, who were not part of the migrant group who had already advanced further along the desert area.
'At the end they abandoned me. I have come here to ask you for help,' the frightened boy said.