A pregnant, 19-year old-Central American migrant from Guatemala was rescued from the top of the border wall in Mexicali after becoming unable to safely continue to the U.S. side.
Firefighters in Mexicali responded to an emergency call on Wednesday regarding a woman stuck on the boundary separating Mexico and the United States. Jacqueline Daniela González Ramírez was attempting to illegally enter the United States with a group of migrants but was unable to climb down. Firefighters used a ladder to help her down safely. She was immediately arrested by Mexicali municipal police and then transferred to immigration authorities (Instituto Nacional de Migración).
González Ramírez’s group initially scaled the barrier by first climbing a tree, local media reported. The remainder of her party were later arrested by U.S. Border Patrol agents.
Breitbart News reports extensively on the estimated 7,000 to 9,000-plus migrant caravan, which began in Honduras on October 12, 2018, and traveled through Guatemala to the United States border with Mexico. On November 14, nearly 400 migrants in eight buses were filmed traveling through the northern border state of Sonora, escorted by Mexican federal and state police. Approximately a day later, another 900 Central Americans in 22 buses passed through Sonora. Many in the migrant caravan stayed in Mexicali after the shelters of Tijuana were filled to capacity. Secondary camps were set up for those waiting to make an asylum request with U.S. Department of State. Mexicali is approximately 110 miles east of Tijuana.
Robert Arce is a retired Phoenix Police detective with extensive experience working Mexican organized crime and street gangs. Arce has worked in the Balkans, Iraq, Haiti, and recently completed a three-year assignment in Monterrey, Mexico, working out of the Consulate for the United States Department of State, International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Program, where he was the Regional Program Manager for Northeast Mexico (Coahuila, Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, Durango, San Luis Potosi, Zacatecas.) You can follow him on Twitter. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org