Despite claims to the contrary from the Biden Administration, our country is currently embroiled in an unprecedented and escalating crisis at our southern border that’s been primarily brought about by recently enacted policies incentivizing child abandonment.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), more than 29,000 unaccompanied alien children (UACs) have been encountered at the U.S. Southern Border so far for FY2021, an astonishing 92% increase from the same time period in 2020.
But these numbers don’t even take into account the nearly 19,000 unaccompanied children who entered the United States in March 2021 alone. This number far eclipses the previous monthly high of 12,000 in May 2019.
These children have made the trek north without their parents in the hopes of reaching America for a better life. But the journey is perilous, and on many levels. News of sexual assaults and taxpayer funded shelters only adds to the travesty of the situation.
One recently released video showed an abandoned ten-year-old migrant approaching a U.S. border patrol agent, and through his sobs and tears, pleading for help. According to CBP, the Nicaraguan boy was distraught after waking up and realizing he had been left behind.
“Can you help me?” the boy first asked the agent. “I was walking with a group, and they left me behind, and I don’t know where they’re at.”
The agent inquired whether the boy was travelling with his mom or dad. “Nobody,” he replied. “I came looking because I didn’t know where to go, and they can also rob or kidnap me or something.”
The video is both enraging and heartbreaking. No ten-year-old child should be left in the middle of the desert by themselves to either find help or die.
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