Ecuadorian sisters, aged 3 and 5, who were dumped over 14ft Mexico border wall to be reunited with parents in New York

THE Ecuadorian sisters who were dumped over 14ft Mexico border wall will be reunited with their parents in New York, reports say.

Video footage released by Border Patrol showed the shocking moment the tots, 3 and 5, were tossed over the enormous fence and caught by another smuggler before being abandoned.


Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Agent Gloria Chavez posted the video to Twitter, and said the little girls were dropped in the middle of the desert "miles from the nearest residence."

Santa Teresa Border Patrol Station agents soon arrived on the scene using "mobile technology" and Magdalena Núñez of the Consulate of Ecuador has since said the little girls are in "excellent health."

She told the Daily Mail Ecuador is happy with the way the kids were treated and they are being held at the El Paso Processing Center in Texas.

Federal guidelines mandate that kids can't be held by Border Patrol for longer than 72 hours and they'll soon be transferred to the Department of Health and Human Services' care.


Núñez didn't state when the girls would be reunited with their parents in the Big Apple, noting "the consulate has been looking to make sure that they are placed at a safe place."

It isn't clear if the girls' parents are legal residents of the United States.

Photos, published by Fox News, show the girls, who came from Ecuador, getting snacks from Chavez, who peeled a banana and chatted to them after their ordeal.

Around 4,000 people abandoned by smugglers have been rescued by Border Patrol agentsOctober 1, 2020.

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas released a statement condemning "the inhumane way smugglers abuse children while profiting off parents' desperation."

Mayorkas described it as "criminal and morally reprehensible."


"Just this month, a young girl died by drowning, a six-month-old was thrown into the river, and two young children were dropped from a wall and left in the desert alone," he continued.

"There can be no doubt that children are exceptionally vulnerable when placed in the hands of smugglers. There is grave risk they will be exploited and harmed.

"I applaud our heroic Border Patrol agents who have saved lives this week and every week, while putting their own lives at risk for the greater good of the country."

U.S. Border Patrol EL Paso Sector Chief Gloria Chavez said: "I'm appalled by the way these smugglers viciously dropped innocent children from a 14-foot border barrier at night.

"If they had not been seen, the girls could have been left in the desert for hours,' Chavez said.


"We are currently working with our law enforcement partners in Mexico and attempting to identify these ruthless human smugglers so as to hold them accountable to the fullest extent of the law."

There were 171,000 migrants caught by US authorities at the border in March, the highest number in 20 years.

President Joe Biden has urged migrants to stop coming to the US and placed Vice President Kamala Harris in charge of the situation there.

When ABC News' George Stephanopoulos asked "Do you have to say quite clearly, 'Don't come'?" Biden didn't mince his words last month.

"Yes, I can say quite clearly: Don't come over," Biden said from Darby, Pennsylvania. "Don't leave your town or city or community."

"The idea that Joe Biden said, 'Come,' because I heard the other day that they're coming because they know I'm a nice guy," Biden said. "Here's the deal: they're not." 

Harris has yet to visit the US-Mexico border.




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