Chris T. Clem

Migrant Boy Collapses from Heat After Arizona Border Crossing

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents saved the life of an 11-year-old boy after he collapsed in the desert on the morning of May 11. The boy was with a group of five migrants who illegally crossed the border near the Tinajas Atlas Mountains southeast of Yuma, Arizona.

Welton Border Patrol Station agents rescued an 11-year-old migrant child after he collapsed in the Arizona desert. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Yuma Sector)

Fake Migrant Family Units Found in Arizona Desert near Border

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents identified two fraudulent family units while processing large groups of migrants illegally crossing the border from Mexico. One incident involved a man carrying a young girl he claimed was his daughter. The second involved a woman claiming to be the mother of a teen girl.

Yuma Sector agents apprehend large groups of migrants crossing unsecured border. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Yuma Sector)

Border Patrol Drones Spot Migrants Crossing Border into Texas

Border Patrol agents in South Texas increasingly utilize small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) to detect migrants crossing the border in remote areas. The sUAS pilots direct ground-based agents to the scene of the illegal border crossing and allow agents to be more efficient in covering these areas that are not secured by physical barriers.

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents utilize sUAS pilots flying small drones to locate migrants illegally crossing the border in unsecured areas. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)