A 10-year-old boy from Nicaragua woke up and realized with horror that the group he was traveling with had abandoned him at the border USA and Mexico.
A surprised border guard saw it child, who was alone and walking on the side of the road, to approach him. “Can you help me;” the crying boy is heard asking. “I was traveling with a group and they left me behind. “I do not know where he is,” he explains.
The boy explains that he did not travel with his parents and that he approached the border guard because he did not know where to go. “I may be robbed or abducted. “I’m scared,” says the 10-year-old as he cries.
The child was taken to a special detention center for immigrants. These centers face a significant overcrowding problem and US authorities are struggling to manage the growing number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border. More than 18,500 children crossed the border in March, breaking all previous records, according to the BBC.
They had recently seen the light of day shocking images from CCTV cameras at the US-Mexico border. A trafficker was recorded throwing two little girls from Ecuador, aged three and five, from a four-meter high wall.
The girls were taken to a CBP station in Santa Teresa, New Mexico for a medical examination and then taken to a hospital for precautionary measures.