Border Patrol Rescues 2 Abandoned Children

U.S. Border Patrol agents rescued two children who had been abandoned along the border near Jacumba Monday afternoon.

At approximately 3 p.m., agents spotted a man and woman walking just south of the border with two small children. Watching the couple, agents observed them hoist the small children over large boulders in an area where the border wall ends at the side of a mountain abutting the large boulders.

Agents quickly arrived in the area finding the children alone and crying. The children, a six-year-old boy and five-year-old girl, were unable to communicate with agents except for providing their names.

The children were transported to a nearby Border Patrol station for care and processing. At the station, the children provided agents a handwritten note, which had their mom’s name and phone number on it. The siblings also had their mom’s name and phone numbers written in marker on their forearms.

Agents contacted the mother and were able to obtain additional information for the children. The children were processed and will be transferred to the Department of Health and Human Services.

“It is unconscionable that anyone would abandon these small children and those responsible for smuggling events like this will be aggressively prosecuted,” said Chief Patrol Agent Aaron Heitke.  “Thankfully, our agents were able to quickly rescue these siblings.”

  • How COVID-19 Has Revolutionized Aviation Security How COVID-19 Has Revolutionized Aviation Security

    In this episode of SecurPod, Ralph C. Jensen and Steve Karoly talk about the COVID-19 pandemic and the changes experienced in the aviation security vertical. The pandemic has changed society and our way of life. It has also brought about seismic changes.

Digital Edition

  • Security Today Magazine - April 2021

    April 2021

    Featuring:

    • Transforming Security
    • Driving COVID Adaptations
    • A Capitol Breach
    • Running the Gauntlet
    • On a Cloud of its Own

    View This Issue

  • Environmental Protection
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Infrastructure Solutions Group
  • Spaces4Learning
  • Campus Security & Life Safety