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RGV Statement on Hospitalized Migrant Who Gave Birth Prematurely; Infant Passed from Complications

Release Date: 
March 18, 2021

On Wednesday, March 10, 2021, Border Patrol agents working near Hidalgo, Texas, found a pregnant woman in need of medical attention near the Rio Grande. Agents immediately requested Emergency Medical Services (EMS). EMS arrived on scene and transported the migrant to a local hospital for care.

Today, hospital personnel advised Border Patrol that the patient gave birth prematurely and that unfortunately the newborn passed away due to complications.

Last modified: 
March 18, 2021