Smuggler dropped two children from top of border wall: DHS
Border Patrol agents say they rescued a family whose children were dropped from the top of the 18-foot border fence Monday.
A border camera captured images of a family of six illegal immigrants surmounting the wall in Arizona, with the aid of another man. He helped the adults over the fence and then was caught on camera dropping a two-year-old and a seven-year-old over the fence to the family below on the U.S. side, Homeland Security said.
The family surrendered to agents who rushed to the scene.
One of the children “suffered a facial injury” and was treated on the scene.
The incident is the latest in a growing list of chaotic happenings on the border in recent weeks, with the arrival of the migrant caravan in Baja California.
Assaults on agents have spiked as some migrants seem more interested in fighting than fleeing.
Homeland Security said the section of wall the children were dropped from is a legacy fence already slated for replacement. The money was already approved in last year’s spending bill, officials said.