“This is cruelty”: Baby & Toddler Found Abandoned in Arizona Desert

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According to a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent, a 4-month-old infant and an 18-month-old toddler were discovered in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert on Friday.

According to a tweet from John R. Modlin, chief patrol agent of the U.S. Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector, the young children were abandoned in the desert by smugglers “to die” in Arizona’s southern desert, which borders Mexico.

He wrote in the tweet, “This is cruelty.” “And it is gut-wrenching. I commend our agents for their quick response to this dreadful incident and to every incident in which migrant lives are at stake.”

Patrol officers were able to revive the 4-month-old baby after she was noticed to be unresponsive, according to Modlin.

Two children died and a baby was critically injured earlier this week after is been pulled from the Rio Grande during completely seperate efforts to navigate into the United States from Mexico.

The unfortunate events coincide with a recent decrease in detentions of undocumented migrants attempting to cross the southern border of the United States, which had reached an all-time high in May.

According to internal briefing materials obtained by NBC News, the drop coincides with an increase in US-assisted smuggler apprehensions in Central America.

According to materials prepared by the Department of Homeland Security for a White House briefing, agents from CBP and Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, including some operating in Central American countries, were responsible for the apprehensions of an average of 240 smugglers in only one week in June alone.



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