Tag: border patrol agents

Border Patrol Demonstrates New Rescue Techniques

Cases like the rescue we reported on of two Mexican men who were rescued from drowning by border patrol agents on Tuesday happen often along the river. Often, the consequences are fatal. Today, the Border Patrol department simulated rescues and demonstrated to members of the media the routes some of the undocumented immigrants take while crossing into the country. Agents also demonstrated how to re-hydrate an immigrant who is in need of water. This was the first demonstration for the media provided by the border patrol. According to the agency, in 2016, they responded to 15 rescues, and have already...

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Border Patrol Agents Rescue Drowning Men

Roma (KFXV) – Border patrol agents near Roma rescue two men struggling to stay afloat as they swim with their families in the Rio Grande. According to the agency, yesterday a group of people on the Mexican side of the riverbank called out for help as two men swimming in the river were drowning. Upon arrival agents were able to rescue the men and transport them back to their families where they were greeted with Applause and many thank yous. The incident occurred near a planned border safety initiative event taking place tomorrow at noon that will focus on...

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Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Nest Rescued

Corpus Christi (KFXV) – Border patrol agents who made an unusual rescue Saturday afternoon while patrolling the Padre Island National Seashore. Two agents discovered a Kemp’s Ridley Sea turtle, one of the most endangered sea turtles species, near their Corpus Christi station. The agents immediately notified Park Rangers of the female turtle found in a catatonic state while laying her eggs. According to officials, Park Rangers immediately recovered the nest. This is the second Kemp’s Ridley Sea turtle nest discovered this...

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Pepe Aguilar’s Son detained on Human Trafficking Charges

The son of Mexican singer Pepe Aguilar is detained on charges of human trafficking. The incident happened on March 14th.   Various media Outlets reported that 24-year-old Jose Emiliano Aguilar son of famous mariachi Pepe Aguilar, was caught by border patrol agents near the International Bridge of San Diego and Tijuana with 4 undocumented persons from China hidden in the trunk of his car.  Aguilar is an American...

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Assault against border patrol agents on the rise; 179% increase since October

Along the US-Mexico border border patrol agents report assaults on agents have increased dramatically this year. Assault against border patrol agents are on the rise with a 179% increase since October. Risks On the Border increase with heavy human and drug trafficking assaults are now more than ever complicating the jobs of agents attacks including the use of weapons in close quarter combat. “The last couple of weeks we’ve had incidents of rock throwing and of course we’ve had agents with been fired upon from the Mexican side.” – Marlen Castro Those most likely to be targeted are usually...

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