A surveillance camera from the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) captured the moment when a 4-year-old boy is thrown over the wall that separates this country from Mexico to try to overcome the security controls.
The images, publicly distributed this Tuesday by the authorities, were taken in the enclave of San Diego (California, USA), which borders territorially with the Mexican city of Tijuana, and in them also You can see how the little boy waits for another group of people to jump down the fence.
The head of the US border patrol, Raúl Ortiz, later reported via Twitter that the minor was treated by a first aid team after receiving the alert and that he is in perfect health.
In addition, Ortiz reported that the agents whoe moved to the area reported “shots near their position”Therefore, the event is still being investigated to try to identify the suspects that appear in the images.
“Don’t trust human traffickers!” concluded the tweet from the US official, which was also accompanied by the same video, about 90 seconds long.
More than 10 days after the lifting of what is known as Title 42, the border restriction that allowed the US to return undocumented people on the spot for health reasons, the border city of Tijuana is one of the places that continues to host the most migrants.
Activists and religious organizations have reported an increase in the number of displaced people they are hosting of “up to 500%” due, in part, to the fact that they were dissuaded from jumping the wall now that Title 8 is back in force.
According to Title 8, which was already applied before Title 42 entered into force, illegal immigrants will be expelled and will be banned from entering the United States for the next five years. Furthermore, they may face criminal prosecution if they try again during this period.