Tag: border patrol

Despite down immigration numbers, Border Patrol has been busy Rescuing undocumented immigrants

RGV (KFXV) — So far this year, border patrol agents have rescued nearly one-thousand undocumented immigrants. FOX NEWS has the latest numbers, as well as what the agency is doing to keep up with the rescues. Despite immigration numbers going down, border patrol agents have been busy rescuing an average 91 persons per month. As immigrants continue their journeys into the U.S., many of them are abandoned by human smugglers who leave them to their fate. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley sector have rescued 821 people, so far this year, but not all of them make...

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Darling Reverses Stance for Border Wall

Mcallen Mayor Jim Darling has reversed his stance on calls for building a border wall. In a letter to the Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, Darling says that its support for the structure came from the mistaken belief, FEMA would release portions of property to owners. He says although he has been generally been in favor of building a wall, he is in favor of the security methods put forth by border patrol that include virtual...

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Donna Drowning Victim identified

Donna (KFXV) — The identity of the man found decomposing under the Donna international bridge last week has been revealed. This makes him the 10th known person to die while crossing into the US since the beginning of the year. Just seven days after finding a deceased body next to the Rio Grande. Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Department identified Jorge Armando Garcia. “June 29th at 10:12a.m. we responded to the Donna Port of Entry where we responded to a male body found in the river.” Drownings in the rio grande are a common occurrence with undocumented immigrants crossing into the...

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Undocumented Guatemalan Woman Identified

MISSION (KFXV) — The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Department has identified the woman found dead on the outskirts of Bentsen State Park. Through fingerprinting, forensic investigators identified the 34-year-old Guatemalan woman as Glenda Joana De Leon Molina. border patrol agents discovered Molina’s body in a rural portion of Mission, frequented by undocumented people. An autopsy revealed that molina died of heat...

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Smugglers Splashdown and Escape

BROWNSVILLE (KFXV) — Desperate smugglers splashdown to evade agents. border patrol agents saw a pickup truck loaded with what appeared to be bundles driving through a local golf course. As the agents responded, the driver turned around and drove his vehicle into the Rio Grande. The driver and another subject were able to swim back across the river to Mexico. Agents then recovered 37 bundles of narcotics that tested positive for marijuana and had a weight of more than 800 pounds valued at over...

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