Early this morning, a Border Patrol Agent assigned to the U.S Border Patrol station in Nogales, AZ, encountered a mother and infant along the border road near the Mariposa Port of Entry and immediately transported them to the nearby Nogales Border Patrol station to receive medical attention. Upon arrival at the station, the CBP contracted-medical provider and a U.S. Border Patrol emergency medical technician began resuscitation efforts on the infant who was not breathing while awaiting the arrival of local emergency medical services. Upon arrival, local EMS personnel transported the infant to a nearby hospital where she was declared deceased.
Consistent with CBP protocol, the Office of Professional Responsibility is conducting an investigation of the incident. The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General and the Nogales Police Department were notified. Additional information will be made available in accordance with CBP’s policies regarding death investigations.