The 2 Ecuadorian sisters dumped by human smugglers on the border wall may quickly be reunited with their parents in New York Metropolis, in response to an official.
Magdalena Nunez, of the Consulate of Ecuador in Houston, didn’t have a timeline on the reunion between the girls, Yareli, 3, and Yasmina, 5, and their parents, Yolanda Macas Tene and Diego Vacacela Aguilar — however believed it will be in a matter of days.
“We have to confirm the id of the parents and ensure they’re the parents and ensure they’re in good situation to obtain the girls,” Nunez instructed The Put up on Thursday. “It’s a course of … We’re working to ensure it’s an expedited course of and the girls spend as minimal time as attainable separated from their parents.”
She added that the girls are “doing very properly.”
“Now we have been in contact with them and confirmed they’re in good well being,” she stated.
“Bodily, they’re good — emotionally, clearly, they went by a tough time, however I assure you proper now they’re in good well being and they’re conversing,” Nunez added. “They’re very alert, very clever.”
The mother and pop had left the girls behind at their house in Jaboncillo, Ecuador, to journey to the US, household instructed Telemundo.
The girls’ grandparents have requested President Biden to reunite the kids with their parents. Aguilar paid a human smuggler to take his children to the border — although the grandparents didn’t understand how a lot they paid, the community reported.
“[The parents] needed to be with them, their mom suffered rather a lot, for that motive they determined to take them,” paternal grandfather Lauro Vacacela instructed the Spanish-language community.
It’s unclear whether or not the parents are in the nation legally.
Surveillance video confirmed the smugglers dropping the girls one after the other over the 14-foot-high border wall in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, in the lifeless of night time on March 30 earlier than taking off on the opposite facet — and abandoning the little girls.
The sisters had been quickly rescued by Border Patrol brokers — and their story has since garnered nationwide consideration.
Images emerged final week of the girls — who weren’t injured on their dramatic journey to the US — having snacks with Agent Gloria Chavez.
“After I visited with these little girls, they had been so loving and so talkative, a few of them had been asking the names of all of the brokers that had been there round them, and so they even stated they had been slightly hungry,” Chavez instructed Fox Information.
“So I helped them peel a banana and open a juice field and simply talked to them. , youngsters are simply so resilient and I’m so grateful that they’re not severely injured or [have] damaged limbs or something like that.”