New video shows toddler dangling over border wall, dropped by smuggler

Border Patrol released a video of a 2-year-old child dropped over the U.S.-Mexico border wall by a smuggler into an adult’s arms. The child was not injured.
1:44 | 04/16/21

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Transcript for New video shows toddler dangling over border wall, dropped by smuggler
Back at home to the southern boarder and the new and troubling image this evening, a 2-year-old boy dropped by a smuggler from a 18-foot border wall into the U.S. Tonight here, the story behind that boy and the thousands of children now here. Here's our chief national correspondent Matt Gutman. Reporter: Tonight, that jarring video, a 2-year-old dangling over that 18-foot border wall and then dropped by a smuggler into the arms of an adult. Border patrol releasing the video, noting the child was not injured, but could easily have been killed. It's the latest in a spate of videos showing children either dropped over that border wall, or abandoned by smugglers in remote areas of the 2,000-mile u.s./mexico border. The mask of terror worn by this 10-year-old Nicaraguan boy in a video that has gone viral, describing the crisis of so many. The boy and his mother had crossed into the U.S. Last month but they were deported. His uncle telling univision. That's when he says both the boy and his mother were kidnapped and held for ransom. The uncle tells us he was able to come with only half of the $10,000 ransom. The boy, was released but not his mother. Tonight we learn she too is out, telling univision she has spoken with her son and that her kidnappers told her it was no longer convenient for her to stay with them, and they left her in an unfamiliar place. David, I just spoke with the family attorney who says that boy's mother could be days away from crossing into the U.S. To have her asylum claim heard and that boy could be released into the custody of his uncle. Matt, thank you. In the meantime, next tonight, efforts to expand the supreme court by some Democrats. But tonight, house speaker Nancy

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