The Ecuadorian immigrant parents of two children dropped over the U.S.-Mexico border wall are in touch with their kids again, after the family hired coyotes to smuggle them across, Telemundo reported Monday.
Three-year-old Yareli and her sister, 5-year-old Yasmina, were dropped over the 14-foot wall in New Mexico by human smugglers paid by their father. The footage captured by Border Patrol shows the children being dropped before being rescued by agents from what the agency described as “a potentially life-threatening situation.”
The children were initially sent to Santa Teresa Border Patrol Station in New Mexico for medical evaluation and are now, according to Telemundo, “safe and in good condition” in El Paso, Texas, at a Customs and Border Protection processing center.
U.S. Border Patrol Agents rescued two toddlers who smugglers dropped from the top of a barrier approximately 14 feet high, before fleeing the area.
The minors were transported to a hospital for evaluation and are now in