The 2 younger Ecuadorian women who had been seen in stunning footage being dropped by smugglers over a U.S.-Mexico border fence close to El Paso in late March have been reunited with members of the family.
The youngsters, ages three and 5, had been “lastly reunited with their household on April 17,” in accordance with an announcement launched this week by Ecuador’s Ministry of International Affairs and Human Mobility.
“The International Ministry ratifies its dedication to proceed working — in coordination with the competent establishments — for the prevention of dangerous migration of Ecuadorian residents, particularly kids and adolescents,” the assertion added.
FOX NEWS OBTAINS PHOTO OF 2 GIRLS RESCUED AFTER BEING DROPPED OVER BORDER WALL
A photograph solely obtained by Fox Information shortly after the incident confirmed the 2 little women receiving care at a Border Patrol facility.
“The International Ministry additionally experiences that the Ecuadorian Consulate in Houston had a dialogue with the minors and located that they’re in good well being and that they contacted their dad and mom, who presently stay in New York Metropolis,” the Ecuadorian consulate in Houston stated on the time.
El Paso Sector Chief Patrol Agent Gloria Chavez launched video of the startling incident in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, on March 31.
Ecuador’s authorities says the kids had been “deserted by human traffickers.”
The footage exhibits the kids being dropped over a fence in the course of the evening. The 2 smugglers are then seen fleeing from the southern aspect of the fence.
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Chavez stated the little women had been left “miles from the closest residence.” They had been picked up by Border Patrol brokers after they had been noticed by way of surveillance expertise.
“I used to be actually horrified and appalled and frightened after I first noticed the photographs come by from my workers,” Chavez informed “Your World” host Neil Cavuto earlier this month. “Once I noticed that first baby dropped to the bottom after which not see her transfer for a number of seconds, I truthfully thought this baby simply in all probability hit her head and is unconscious. After which I see the second baby and instantly DHS, clearly, inside a couple of minutes responded to that space to rescue them.”
Fox Information’ Adam Shaw and Griff Jenkins contributed to this report.