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Border Patrol Agents Care for Child While Undocumented Mother Taken to Hospital

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DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Uvalde Station cared for an 18-month-old child while her mother was treated at a hospital after crossing the border illegally.

Agents provided care for the 18-month-old until the mother was released from the hospital.
Agents provided care for the 18-month-old
until the mother was released from the hospital.

On March 26, Border Patrol agents from the Eagle Pass Station apprehended a pregnant Honduran woman traveling with her 18-month-old child after entering the United States illegally. The woman was experiencing abdominal pain and was taken to Fort Duncan Regional Medical Center. During this time, agents provided care for the 18-month-old in shifts at the Uvalde Border Patrol Station until the mother was released from the hospital. After being deemed fit for travel by hospital staff, the woman was reunited with her daughter, and processed per U.S. Customs and Border Protection guidelines.

“I am proud of the agents and staff who continue to show great compassion during this humanitarian crisis on our southern border,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Felix Chavez. “However, our agents are continually pulled from their enforcement duties to watch over people at hospitals, and in this case a child while her mother was receiving care.”

The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is part of the South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity call the Del Rio Sector’s toll free number at 1-866-511-8727.

  • Last Modified: February 3, 2021