October 6, 2022

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Border Patrol agents rescue two children abandoned by “coyotes” in the Arizona desert.

Agents administered first aid after finding the four-month-old baby motionless and face down. (Photo: File)

Two children were rescued in the Arizona desert on Thursday, August 25, by Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents. were minors Abandoned to their fate near Organ Pipe Cactus National Park.

According to the first study of children, it was determined One of them was four months, the other eighteen monthsIts protection was later achieved Detention of a group of migrants crossing the border at a port of entry west of Lukeville, ArizonaVery close to one of the entrances to the Organ Pipe National Monument.

Then, one of the arrested persons informed the immigration authorities about the children left in the park. The Border Security Force immediately rushed to the spot They found one of the children crying and the other lying face down motionlessThe federal agency explained in a statement.

Responding to such a scene, agents quickly mobilized and administered first aid to the four-month-old while paramedics arrived on the scene. According to a first-hand account of one of the Border Patrol chiefs, John Modlin commented: Human traffickers known as “coyotes” or “boleros” left two small children to “die” in the desert..

Officials reported a 12% increase in the number of unaccompanied children trafficked across the border in the past year.  (Photo: File)
Officials reported a 12% increase in the number of unaccompanied children trafficked across the border in the past year. (Photo: File)

“Yesterday the kidnappers left two small children inside Sonoran Desert to their destiny. This is not just an example of what smugglers are like Exploiting immigrants for money, but because of their cruelty and greedMadeline promised.

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Until now The identities and nationalities of the parents of the two children are unknownHowever, they were already transferred to a hospital in Goodyear for medical evaluation and later discharged. The children were taken into Border Patrol custody.They have already asked the Office of Resettlement and Refugees (ORR), which oversees the care of immigrant children brought to the U.S. without relatives, to immediately take them into their care.

The Tucson Sector of the Border Patrol said In the last year, the number of unaccompanied children has increased by 12%.. It brings to mind two horrific cases this week of migrant children who drowned in the Rio Grande, and a two-month-old hospitalized after being rescued from the river.

Where migrants cross the border is very dangerous and they risk their lives, in this case Organ Pipe Cactus National Park in southwestern Arizona on the border with Mexico. It is a very developed and arid landscape, full of giant cacti and other desert plants.. It is located about 130 miles (210 kilometers) southwest of Phoenix.

Temperatures can reach 37 degrees in summer at Organ Pipe Cactus National Park.  (Photo: AP)
Temperatures can reach 37 degrees in summer at Organ Pipe Cactus National Park. (Photo: AP)

Because of its remoteness, the park is 1,340 square kilometers (517 sq mi). It is an area used by some smugglers to cross the border. They are mostly in the area Dead bodies of people crossing it illegally.

Although temperatures in Organ Pipe Cactus National Park typically exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37 degrees Celsius) in the summer, Thursday’s high was 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius) due to the cool monsoon rains.

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(With information from EFE and AP)

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