Four lost immigrants rescued in past week in the Rio Grande Valley
EDINBURG, Texas – On Thursday, November 23, 2017, the Brooks County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Falfurrias Border Patrol Station regarding a lost subject near Encino, Texas. Agents responded to the last known GPS coordinates of the phone call and rescued a female Salvadoran national lost on a local ranch.
The next day, Falfurrias agents involved in a two day search effort for a lost subject, rescued a Guatemalan national.
November 28, the Palmview Police Department notified McAllen agents of a 911 call received from a mother and her young son who were lost in the brush in Abram, Texas. Responding agents rescued both immigrants. The subjects were offered but declined medical attention.
All subjects in these incidents were offered medical attention but declined.
RGV Sector urges immigrants not to jeopardize their lives by illegally entering the United States or by attempting to circumvent a checkpoint. The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and to help save lives by reporting suspicious activity 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.