SAN LUIS, ARIZ.—A young woman received unexpected but necessary assistance from U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers Monday when she attempted to enter the United States through the Port of San Luis.
The 20-year-old U.S. citizen was crossing with two of her siblings, who told officers the woman was in labor. CBP officers with paramedic training immediately started assisting with the delivery until EMS personnel arrived from Rural Metro Fire-Ambulance. Once the mother gave birth, she and her newborn were examined before being taken to Yuma Regional Medical Center. According to the YRMC staff, both the mother and child are in good health.
Office of Field Operations is the primary organization within Customs and Border Protection tasked with an anti-terrorism mission at our nation's ports. CBP officers screen all people, vehicles and goods entering the United States while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel. Their mission also includes carrying out border-related duties, including narcotics interdiction, enforcing immigration and trade laws, and protecting the nation's food supply and agriculture industry from pests and diseases
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.