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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.

U.S. Border Patrol Agents Rescue Distressed Immigrant

Release Date: 
June 22, 2018

ALAMOGORDO, NM — A “911” call from a man in distress riding on top of a train alerted the U.S. Border Patrol to deploy all their efforts to save his life.

During morning hours on Thursday, U.S. Border Patrol agents responded to an area where they viewed an oncoming train, and detected a man on top of the train making hand gestures.  Agents successfully communicated with the train’s engineer who was able to perform an emergency stop.

U. S. Border Patrol agents helped a 34-year-old male Mexican National from the top of the train car. Agents discovered the man in distress had suffered an injury to his ankle. The subject also complained about pain to his ribcage and indicated he had injured himself attempting to get on the train in El Paso. 

Agents medically assessed the subject and provided him with initial treatment for a suspected broken ankle. An ambulance transported him to Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center where was provided additional medical attention and cleared for travel and was incarcerated.

The subject admitted to agents that he had illegally entered the United States on June 20 in El Paso, Texas.

U.S. Border Patrol Agents actively train to save lives and are readily available to deploy all of their assets and abilities to any emergent situation.

During fiscal year 2018, U.S. Border Patrol Agents in the El Paso Sector have rescued 26 immigrants in distress, and have witnessed zero immigrant deaths.

Last modified: 
June 26, 2018