TUCSON, Ariz. – A 22-year-old Douglas woman returning from Mexico Tuesday morning delivered a baby boy at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry.
The woman approached Customs and Border Protection officers at the pedestrian crossing, stating that she was in labor and about to give birth. Officers took the woman indoors to make her comfortable while they called Emergency Medical Services. The baby, however, was unwilling to wait for EMS and entered the world at the port with the assistance of CBP officers.
EMS soon arrived and transported the mother and her newborn son to a local hospital for further care.
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.