The drownings of two unlawful immigrant youngsters who have been swept away as they tried to cross the river that separates the US from Mexico on Monday are the most recent examples of the humanitarian disaster on the southern border.
A 2-month-old child boy was rescued from the Rio Grande on the identical day, based on a San Antonio TV station. In dramatic video, a Border Patrol agent carried out CPR on the child’s tiny physique after he was pulled from the river.
The infant, who’s in vital situation at a San Antonio hospital, and one of many youngsters who drowned — recognized solely as a 3-year-old boy — have been a part of an immigrant group that attempted to cross into the US illegally close to Eagle Cross, Texas.
In a separate drowning incident, video from a Mexican information station exhibits rescuers pulling a 5-year-old woman’s physique from the Rio Grande close to El Paso, Texas. The woman was swept away from her mom’s arms in the course of the crossing try, along with her physique later recovered downstream. The woman’s mom, who was not recognized, was additionally saved by Mexican rescuers, a dramatic picture obtained by KVIA exhibits.
The Guatemalan woman and her mom have been amongst a bigger group of immigrants who tried to cross into the US illegally, based on KVIA.
The group underestimated the Rio Grande waters, which regularly look calm on the floor however carry a harmful undercurrent.
In whole, 5 immigrants have been saved from demise within the Rio Grande by rescuers on each the US and Mexican sides.
The immigrants didn’t get throughout the river to the US.
The variety of migrants arrested on the border is on tempo to high 2 million for the primary time ever, based on the Biden administration. Earlier this month, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) claimed 2,000 immigrants had tried to illegally enter the US via the Del Rio sector in a single weekend.
“President Biden can’t be bothered to scrub up the mess he created,” Cruz tweeted.
The acute and harmful measures immigrants are going via to sneak into the nation caught the eye of Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-Texas), who just lately tweeted that “smuggling on the border is uncontrolled” whereas referring to a different border incident.
“That is what occurs when the President refuses to deal with this disaster,” stated Gonzalez.