A seven-year old girl was abandoned by a smuggler at the border.
According to the U. S. Border Patrol , a Remote Video Surveillance System operator observed a man with a child clinging to his back climbing a rope ladder attempting to scale the 30-foot high International Boundary Fence near Calexico. Agents waited for the man and child to get safely on the ground on the U.S. side of the fence so as not to endanger the youngster. Border Patrol agents say once over the fence the man instructed the child to walk north and then he returned to Mexico. The child is a 7-year old girl from El Salvador. She was medically cleared and according to the Border Patrol , will be processed accordingly.
El Centro Sector Chief Patrol Agent Gregory K. Bovino said , " No one , let a lone a child of any age , should be exposed to the multitude of dangers when crossing illegally into the country. Smugglers will always view children as a commodity to gain profit , disregarding the safety and well-being of any individual except their own."