A pregnant female from Honduras was apprehended in McAllen, Texas Monday morning and delivered a stillborn baby later that day. According to initial reports, U.S. Border Patrol agents apprehended and processed the woman for improper entry June 24 near McAllen, Texas. She was medically screened at the McAllen Central Processing Center and determined to need medical attention. She was transported to a local hospital where hospital medical staff were unable to detect a fetal heartbeat. She delivered a stillborn baby shortly thereafter.
Further details are not available at this time pending review and results from the medical examiner. CBP is not releasing the identity of the individual. CBP will release more details as available and appropriate, and will ensure a thorough review of the circumstances.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.