The video shows a girl clinging to the smuggler’s back as the smuggler uses a rope to the California side down the US-Mexico border wall.
He is seen walking with the girl for a short while before leaving her and returns alone over the fence.
Border guard agents found smugglers down the wall on video surveillance, but chose to stay away because of the risk to the girl.
The child is from El Salvador. She was examined for welfare checks and then taken to the El Centros Sector Processing Center for medical evaluation and processing.
The incident occurred on Tuesday morning, about two miles west of Calexico’s port of entry.
“No one, regardless of age or race, should be at great risk when illegally entering the country,” said Chief Patrol Agent Gregory K. Bobino. “Smugglers ignore the safety and well-being of individuals other than themselves and always consider their children to be profitable products.”
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