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Lapse in Federal Funding Impact on CBP Website Operations Notice

NOTICE: Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. This website was last updated on December 21, 2018 and will not be updated until after funding is enacted. As such, information on this website may not be up to date. Transactions submitted via this website might not be processed and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until after appropriations are enacted.


Aviso del impacto de la interrupción de fondos federales en las operaciones del sitio web del Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés)

AVISO:  A causa de la interrupción de fondos federales, este sitio de web no será administrado activamente. La última actualización a este sitio web se realizó el 21 de diciembre de 2018 y no se harán más actualizaciones hasta que el gobierno reanude operaciones; por ende, puede que el sitio web no refleje la información más reciente. Es posible que no podamos procesar transacciones ni responder a
preguntas hasta que se reanuden operaciones.

Border Patrol Agents Rescue Mother and Son after Illegal Entry Resulted in Injury

Release Date: 
February 8, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents responded to a report of a person in distress in a wash west of Douglas, and located an injured woman with her son February 1.

Agents assigned to the Brian A. Terry Station received a call from their partners at the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office reporting a female caller was injured and lost.

Agents searched the area and found a 33-year-old female Mexican national, with her teenaged son, injured and in the wash. Agents provided first aid and contacted the Bisbee Fire Department for emergency medical assistance. The woman was stabilized before being airlifted to a medical facility for advanced medical care.

The juvenile was not injured and was taken into custody by Border Patrol agents pending arrangements with Mexican authorities for the teen’s care and placement while waiting to be reunited with his mother.

After initial treatment in a Tucson hospital, the woman was transferred to a medical facility in Sonora, Mexico on Tuesday. The mother and son were processed for immigration violations after their safety was ensured, then released to the Mexican Consulate.

Border Patrol officials encourage anyone in distress to call 911, or activate a rescue beacon, before becoming a casualty. In the Tucson Sector’s harsh desert environment, Border Patrol security operations can quickly turn into humanitarian operations.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials welcome assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling 1-877-872-7435 toll free.

Last modified: 
February 8, 2018