The Border Patrol called it the work of human smugglers, and a sector chief called it appalling and vicious.
"On Tuesday evening, a Santa Teresa agent utilizing camera technology observed a smuggler dropping two young children from the top of the approximately 14-foot-high (four-meter-high) border barrier", CBP said in a statement. The child bounces off the ground and lays stunned before getting up.
"If not for the vigilance of our agents using mobile technology, these two tender-aged siblings would have been exposed to the harsh elements of desert environment for hours", Chavez said.
"We are now 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", Chavez said in a statement. The girls, ages 3 & 5, were left miles from the nearest residence. "We are now 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".
Adam Shaw is a reporter covering US and European politics for Fox News.
Immigration officials have recorded a dramatic rise in encounters with unaccompanied children over the last month.
Rep. Beth Van Duyne (R-N.Y.) said those unaccompanied minors are then moved out to decompression centers around the country to be processed to make room for even more migrant children at the Donna facility.
A four-year-old Honduran boy was found traveling alone near to the Rio Grande river that separates Mexico from the United States with no one to claim him, the Mexican government said on Wednesday.
Numerous border crossers, as detailed by the Center for Immigration Studies' Todd Bensman, are being rewarded one-year permits to live in the U.S.in a process known as "parole".
"The inhumane way smugglers abuse children while profiting off parents' desperation is criminal and morally reprehensible", Mayorkas said.