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Migrant Rescues

McAllen Station Border Patrol agents rescue unresponsive Guatemalan woman abandoned by human smugglers. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector)

Border Patrol Agents Rescue Unresponsive Migrant in South Texas

Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector rescued several migrants abandoned by human smugglers after they illegally crossed the border from Mexico. At least one female became unresponsive after heat exposure and lacking water.

Laredo Sector BORSTAR agents provided emergency medical assistance to a migrant who was abandoned in near 100-degree heat for three days without food or water. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

Border Patrol Agents Find Deceased Migrant, Rescue Two Others

Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector rescued two migrants who had become lost on ranches near the Texas border with Mexico. In a separate incident, agents recovered the body of a migrant who drowned while attempting to cross the river.

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents rescue an illegal alien who required treatment for heat-related illness in South Texas. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector)

Migrant Death Toll Continues to Rise Under Open Border Policies

The Texas summer heat and the U.S. government’s open borders policies continue to take their toll on the lives of illegal aliens crossing the border from Mexico. This week, Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents carried out the rescues of 15 migrants and recovered the body of one deceased migrant.

Two Honduran migrant brothers were rescued by Falfurrias Station Border Patrol agents after becoming lost on a ranch in Brooks County. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector)

New Relief Effort Records First Saved Migrant Lives in South Texas

A new program aimed at saving the lives of lost migrants recorded its first saves this week. The program places unique signs at key locations instructing lost migrants to call 911 for assistance. The calls help Border Patrol agents save time in the rescue and apprehension of those lost.

Wide open border between Mexico and Laredo Sector in South Texas. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

Border Patrol Agents Rescue Mother, Child Abandoned by Human Smuggler

Border Patrol agents in the Laredo Sector rescued a Honduran woman and her young son after human smugglers abandoned them in the South Texas heat with little food and water. The mother and her eight-year-old had been traveling for three days after being smuggled into the U.S.

FALFURRIAS, TX - AUGUST 06: U.S. Border Patrol agents detain undocumented immigrants with the help of helicopter support from the U.S. Office of Air and Marine north of the U.S.-Mexico border on August 6, 2015 near Falfurrias, Texas. Border security and illegal immigration are expected to be major issues in …

Laredo Border Patrol Agents Rescue Lost Migrant

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents responded to a 911 call from an illegal immigrant who became lost on a ranch after illegally crossing the border from Mexico. After an extensive search including ground-based agents and a helicopter aircrew, the agents found the subject and completed the rescue operation.