Border crisis: Video shows smuggler abandon 7-year-old migrant girl

A 7-year-old migrant girl was abandoned by a smuggler on Tuesday at the border between the U.S. and Mexico in the latest instance of children being dropped off and abandoned at the border.

Customs and Border Protection said that the 7-year-old from El Salvador was brought over the 30-foot border wall in El Centro Sector by a smuggler on a rope ladder. Video shows the child being dropped off and moving away from the smuggler.

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CBP said agents observed and stayed away to avoid disturbing the smuggler out of fear that he may drop the child. After the smuggler turned back, Border Patrol agents picked up the cild and escorted her to a nearby processing center.

“No one, let alone a child of any age or race, should be exposed to the multitude of dangers when crossing illegally into this country,” Chief Patrol Agent Gregory Bovino said in a statement. “Smugglers will always view children as a commodity to gain a profit, disregarding the safety and well-being of any individual except their own.”

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Unaccompanied children are not being expelled via Title 42 public health

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