Two U.S. Customs and Border Protection videos were released Tuesday showing the horrifying level of danger some innocent children are put in as illegal aliens smuggle them across the border.
According to CBS 5 News, the first video took place Dec. 18 at a border crossing in Yuma, Arizona. The footage appears to be taken at night as a man drags a very young boy through a coil of razor wire placed at the bottom of the border fence to prevent illegal entry into the U.S.
In Spanish, a Border Patrol agent can be heard yelling, “Don’t do that! Look at the child! Hey, careful! Careful with the boy!”
The protective wire, which has razor-shaped barbs, rattles back and forth as it catches on the man’s clothes. Sirens scream in the background as agents respond and tell the man to not come through the fence.
He’s not the only one. A man and woman are seen pulling a second child through the wire and helping another adult and a teen girl get through. The teen girl sheds her sweatshirt as it catches on the razor-sharp wire.
In the second video from the Yuma area, captured Dec. 22, adults are seen smuggling children underneath a section of the border fence that not only has razor wire but is also underwater.
Young children are heard bawling in terror. Law enforcement officers are seen on the other side of the fence, trying to get the children and adults out of the water and away from the razor wire.
One woman is seen illegally crossing under the fence, leaving the rest of her family behind, CBS 5 reported.
According to the news station, there’s been a surge of families attempting to illegally cross the border in order to take advantage of a U.S. asylum system that has special provisions for families.
President Trump has called it a “catch and release” program because so many illegal aliens end up being released into the U.S. after being caught and stay indefinitely. Since these videos were taken, 125,000 people who cross into America as family units have been freed into the country.
On Wednesday, the Trump administration pointed out how dangerous the journey to the U.S.-Mexico border is for children and how the Border Patrol ends up frequently needing to provide emergency medical attention.
The White House emphasized the need for Congress to work together to find a solution to this humanitarian crisis at the border.