In the deafening roar of Washington’s never-ending immigration fight, it’s easy to forget about the thousands of men and women doing the real work of protecting our nation’s borders.

This story makes their work impossible to ignore. (Unless you’re the mainstream media, of course. Then you ignore it.)

Two toddlers, a three-year-old and a five-year old girl, were dropped from a 14-foot high fence at the U.S.-Mexico border by scumbag smugglers looking to ditch the kids and get away.

“On Tuesday evening, a Santa Teresa agent utilizing camera technology observed a smuggler dropping two young children from the top of the approximately 14-foot-high border barrier. Immediately after both children landed on the ground, two smugglers immediately fled the area and abandoned the helpless little girls on the north side of the international boundary line,” according to a Customs and Border Patrol report.

“Responding agents found the three-year-old and five-year-old Ecuadoran children and rendered aid to them. The two toddlers are sisters and both were alert when agents made contact with them.”

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The Santa Teresa agent notified agents on the ground, and they rushed to the scene. They found the two girls in a remote location and brought them to a nearby hospital. Thankfully, both children were OK, and they’re currently being cared for in a Border Patrol facility.

Can you imagine? A three-year-old and a five-year-old girl left alone in a dark desert after what must have been a terrifying journey through central America. If your heart doesn’t break with pain and anger, I doubt your humanity.

You can sense that rage in a statement made by El Paso Sector Chief Patrol Agent Gloria I. Chavez.

“I’m appalled by the way these smugglers viciously dropped innocent children from a 14-foot border barrier last night. If not for the vigilance of our Agents using mobile technology, these two tender-aged siblings would have been exposed to the harsh elements of desert environment for hours,” he said. “We are currently working with our law enforcement partners in Mexico and attempting to identify these ruthless human smugglers so as to hold them accountable to the fullest extent of the law.”

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Unfortunately, even if agents apprehend those responsible for this atrocity, they aren’t likely to get credit for their actions. The Democrats and the mainstream media are dead-set on casting Border Patrol agents as heartless xenophobes, and this is the kind of story that destroys their narrative.

Border Patrol agents are, like the vast majority of law enforcement, decent human beings trying to help their neighbors. Whether those neighbors are immigrants or citizens, adults or children, Mexicans or Americans, they’re working to treat everyone with respect while upholding the law of our country.

For this and countless other acts of kindness and humanity, they deserve all the credit in the world.

About The Author

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.