A shocking new video shows migrants dropping children from the top of an 18-foot wall on the southern U.S. border.
The video, released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on Monday, shows a migrant family – including children – dropping onto the U.S. side of the wall.
Watch the video below:
The family consisted of three adults and three children aged 2, 7 and 10. All of the family members originated from Guatemala, CBP said in a statement.
The video shows two of the children being dropped from the top of the wall to family members below. One of the children suffered an injury to their face and was promptly treated by CBP agents.
“All surrendered to U.S. Border Patrol agents who arrived on scene,” the CBP statement said.
One suspect helped the family get to the other side of the wall, but did not cross the wall, instead returning back to the Mexico side.
The crossing took place in a 27-mile section of 18-foot border wall that is slated to be replaced in 2019.
Also on Monday, some two dozen migrants from the caravan illegally crossed into the U.S. after climbing a 10-foot metal fence using blankets and ropes, according to a Fox News report.
CBP agents pursued the migrants as some tried to escape capture.
Others turned themselves in to CBP agents.
Migrants from the Central American caravan are reportedly frustrated over the lengthy asylum process, which has forced the migrants to remain in Mexico until their case is heard.
The CBP also released a statement on Tuesday that detailed several encounters with migrants from the Central American caravan who had entered the U.S. illegally.
Agents encountered 124 migrant adults and children in two separate groups in Arizona.
“Both groups were found in good health and were comprised of Guatemalan and Honduran men, women, and children, ranging in age from 4 months to 53 years,” the CBP statement said.
The first group was found near a remote Border Patrol station around Santa Cruz, Ariz., while the other was a few miles near the Lukeville, Ariz. Port of Entry.
“This group also consisted of family units and was found in an area where agents apprehended thousands of illegal aliens this past summer,” the CBP noted.
All of the migrants were transported and processed by CBP agents, who later found that several of the migrants were previously deported from the U.S. for immigration violations.
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In the wake of continued border breaches and further caravan arrivals expected, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis approved a request made by the Department of Homeland Security to keep U.S. troops on the border longer than the original Dec. 15 deadline.
The request will keep many of the 5,400 troops deployed to the southern border at various points in Texas, Arizona and California until Jan. 31.