Migrant Infant, Toddler Left to Die in Arizona Desert by Cartel Smugglers, Say Feds

NOGALES, AZ - DECEMBER 09: Mounted U.S. Border Patrol agents ride near the U.S.-Mexico border on December 9, 2014 near Nogales, Arizona. With increased manpower and funding in recent years, the Border Patol has seen the number illegal crossings and apprehensions of undocumented immigrants decrease in the Tucson sector. Agents …
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Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents rescued an infant and a toddler after human smugglers abandoned them in the desert. Authorities said the smugglers left the babies in the desert to die.

Tucson Sector Chief Patrol Agent John R. Modlin tweeted a report revealing that agents had to provide emergency medical care to an infant and a toddler left to die in the Sonoran Desert mountains to die.

“Yesterday smugglers left an infant and a toddler in the Sonoran Desert to die,” Chief Modlin stated. “This is cruelty. And it is gut-wrenching.”

Agents found the children in the Sonoran Desert after smugglers left them behind. Modlin reported the babies were ages four months and 18 months.

When agents arrived, the infant was unresponsive, the sector chief stated. Agents provided emergency medical care and revived the little girl.

“The heartlessness of smugglers cannot be underestimated.,” he stated.

The rescue of the two abandoned babies comes shortly after three children drowned in the Rio Grande in Texas, Breitbart Texas reported. A toddler and a five-year-old drowned on Monday during border crossing incidents in Eagle Pass and El Paso.

The three-month-old brother of the toddler who died in the Eagle Pass incident died a few days after the crossing incident. The parents of all three children survived the crossings.

Border Network for Human Rights founder and executive director Fernando Garcia said the El Paso drownings followed the drowning deaths of 20 other migrants in June and July — just in El Paso, the New York Post reported.

What you don’t see is an outcry in America — why do children have to die?” Garcia told the newspaper.

Arizona Border Patrol officials did not disclose the nationality of the two abandoned babies or any information about the parents.

Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior news contributor for the Breitbart Texas-Border team. He is an original member of the Breitbart Texas team. Price is a regular panelist on Fox 26 Houston’s What’s Your Point? Sunday-morning talk show. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX and Facebook.


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