Migrant Rescues

Migrant Rescues Along Southwestern Border Top 3K in 2019

The ongoing crisis along the U.S. border with Mexico is causing a substantial increase in the number of migrant rescues carried out by Border Patrol agents this year. More than 3,000 rescues have occurred in the current year–many in conditions that put the agents’ lives at risk in the process.

Border Patrol agents rescue a Mexican migrant who broke his leg in a remote area of the Arizona desert. (File Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

Border Patrol Rescues 18 Migrants After 10-Hour Hike

Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector carried out mountain rescue operations and successfully recovered 18 migrants pushed beyond their “limits” by human smugglers. Two were hospitalized for injuries.

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents rescue injured migrant in mountainous desert region. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

Border Patrol Agents Save Migrants Hit by Truck

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents provided medical assistance to two migrants who were struck by a car as they attempted to circumvent an immigration checkpoint located about 75 miles from Mexico.

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents provide medical assistance to an illegal alien who was struck by a truck while attempting to circumvent an immigration checkpoint. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

Border Patrol Agents Rescue Four Migrants Abandoned by Human Smugglers

Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents rescued four migrants who had been abandoned on Texas ranches. Sheriff’s office officials in Brooks county reported 50 migrant deaths during 2018 on these ranches located about 80 miles north of the Texas-Mexico border.

Falfurrias Station Border Patrol agents rescues a migrant woman who human smugglers left behind to die. (File Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector)