A young child sought a US Border Patrol officer's help after he found himself abandoned at the US-Mexico border. A heart-breaking video of the young migrant boy walking alone along the border in Texas, claiming to have been deserted by a group he was accompaning was uploaded on Facebook.

The video in which the frightened boy is crying and pleading for help was captured by a US Border Patrol officer, reported New York Post. The boy who claims to have been abandoned was found by the Border Patrol officer on his way back home, on the east of Rio Grande City.

The video was made public by a friend of the border patrol agent, reported ABC7 News. The Child found himself alone after he woke up and found none of the 184 members of the group he was traveling with, as the post states.

In the video, the young boy seeks help, tears streaming from his eyes and he looks perplexed. “I came with a group. They dumped me, and I don’t know where they are,” the boy said in Spanish as he sobs. The migrant boy who claims to be abandoned spent a night alone in an area that is home to rattlesnakes and wild animals.

A Border Patrol officer who was off-duty was approached by the boy. The boy can be seen walking alone towards the car, in the video captured by the officer. He was taken to the Border Patrol Station. US Customs and Border Protection said the boy who appears to be 10 to 12 years old was afraid he could have been kidnapped or mugged.

A CBP spokesperson said it is quite common to see such incidents as smugglers continue to leave children in remote areas with no concern for their well-being.

The child’s family was contacted after he was taken to the Border Patrol’s Donna facility where he was medically screened and provided with food. The CBP said that arrangements have been made to transfer him to the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement.

The Border Patrol Chief, Gloria Chavez of El Paso sector urged parents to be mindful of their children's safety before bidding them farewell and sending them away to the border. 

“To all parents who are considering sending their unaccompanied children to the border, please reconsider that act because it is very dangerous to expose children,” she told the New York Post.  

This incident comes at a time when the Biden administration is particularly focused on the border and the issue of unaccompanied migrant children. The rise in this has flooded the federal detention facilities as over 19,000 children are in detention centers in US custody.  

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