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Heartbreaking Scene of Child Abandoned at Border by Human Smuggler

The child was abandoned by a human smuggler in Mexicali after his mother paid him to cross the border

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The border crisis is worsening and as the number of illegal migrants increases, so does the number of abandoned children who are left adrift and on the verge of losing their lives.

This Wednesday, June 22, two illegal migrants who entered the United States found a 5-year-old Guatemalan boy in the Yuma sector.

A report by journalist Jorge Ventura shows how the child was found convalescing on the rocks and was rescued by two migrants who handed him over to the authorities.

According to the journalist, the child was abandoned by a human smuggler in Mexicali after his mother paid him to cross the border.

“The boy had 2 numbers written on each of his arms and was taken to Yuma by 2 migrants who found him on the found way to cross illegally into Yuma,” Ventura said on his social networks.

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The image of the abandoned child at the border reveals the seriousness of the crisis that has been on the rise, breaking record figures.

Numbers of unaccompanied children on the rise

According to a Border Patrol release, 239,000 apprehensions were recorded at the U.S.-Mexico border in May, a figure that represents a 2% increase over April. The number exceeds the all-time high of 220,000 apprehensions made in March.

Likewise, the number of unaccompanied migrant children increased 21% compared to last month, with a record 14,699 encounters in May compared to 12,180 in April. The crossing of whole families, on the other hand, grew by 8%, reaching 55,000.

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