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Agents Rescue Pregnant Woman, Two Other Illegal Aliens

Release Date: 
September 19, 2011

Edinburg, Texas - Recently, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector rescued three illegal aliens, including a pregnant woman who gave birth shortly thereafter.

The woman was rescued on September 17, when agents assigned to the Falfurrias Station received a call from a concerned citizen about a pregnant woman on Farm-to-Market Road 755 near Rachal, Texas. Agents responded to the area and found that the woman, a Salvadoran national, had gone into labor. The agents called Emergency Medical Services and an ambulance arrived to transport the woman to Christus Spohn Kleberg Hospital in Kingsville, Texas. The woman gave birth about an hour after arriving at the hospital.

Another two illegal aliens, both from Mexico, were rescued on September 18, after agents received information from Brooks County Sheriff's Office dispatchers, who received a 9-1-1 call from two people who were lost in the brush. Agents located the two people using GPS coordinates that were provided by the dispatchers. The two did not require medical attention and were taken to the Falfurrias Station to be processed for return to Mexico.

So far this fiscal year, agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector have rescued nearly 220 people whose lives were at risk due to a variety of circumstances.

To report suspicious activity, call the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector's toll-free telephone number at (800) 863-9382.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017