Tag: undocumented immigrants

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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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Police Search for Fugitive Human Trafficker

PHARR (KFXV) — US Marshals are requesting the public’s help in locating a fugitive. After a five-day trial, Luis Gerardo Betancourt has been convicted on two charges– but is now considered a fugitive, after failing to appear in federal court. The 20-year-old, Pharr resident is accused of conspiracy to commit hostage taking and conspiracy to transport undocumented immigrants in 2015. He is now wanted after his failure to appear for trial and presentation of evidence. The investigation began on December fourth, regarding people being held against their will– forcing their family members to pay a release. According to testimonies...

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Known Human Smuggler Arrested in Starr County

STARR COUNTY (KFXV) — A woman involved in human trafficking is behind bars tonight. According to authorities, Abigail Del Angel, originally from Mexico, operated out of Rio Grande City, and allegedly smuggled up to 75 undocumented immigrants per week. Authorities had previously removed Del Angel for her involvement in smuggling and dwelling illegally in the United States. Since 2016, she maintained a low profile due to increasing pressure from the state and federal authorities. She received a sentence of 90 days in...

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6 Detained After Chase Ends in Flames

Palmview (KFXV) — FOX NEWS EXCLUSIVE: These are images captured by a viewer after a car slams into a light pole on Goodwin street in the city of Palmview. Investigators tell Fox News this happened after authorities chased the driver who refused to stop. The car at one point explodes. Six people were taken into custody minutes after the driver slammed into the light pole and the people in the car — believed to be undocumented immigrants, took off on foot. The investigation into this case continues. We will bring you more details as they become...

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Undocumented Immigrants Detained in Mission Raid

Mission (KFXV) — More than a dozen undocumented immigrants are rescued from a home by immigration officials. A Fox viewer recorded these images of the moment where the group of immigrants were detained during a raid executed by what can be seen on the video as Hidalgo County Sheriff’s along with undercover officers. The incident happened on the 800 block of Leandro Street. An exact number of detainees rescued from the homes has yet to be released by law enforcement, but we will bring you more details, as they are made...

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