Video shows Border Patrol Agent finds 10-year-old abandoned migrant boy in desert near Mexico border
The video released by the U.S. Border Patrol shows a sobbing 10-year-old migrant boy who was abandoned by a group of people in a Texas desert near the U.S.-Mexico border.
The video was initially posted on social media and then shared to CNN.
The video depicts the incident that happened on April 1. The Border Patrol agent was driving down the road on his way home when he spotted a terrified and sobbing boy in a desert.
The agent comes out of his vehicle and approaches the boy, who asks in Spanish if the officer can help him. The both then continue talking in Spanish. The translation of the conversation was provided by CNN.
"What happened?" the agent asks the boy.
"I was walking with a group and they left me behind, and I don't know where they're at," the boy weeps.
"You don't know where you're at?” the agent asks. “They left you behind alone?"
"Of course they left me," the boy replies.
When asked whether the boy was with his parents, the boy says that he was with a group to turn himself in, and they left him behind.
The video then shows that the Border Patrol agent doesn’t take the boy for safety to his vehicle.
“We’re now going to leave,” the agent says at the end of the video.
According to the reports, the boy spent the night in the desert “where rattlesnakes and wild animals abound."