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Undocumented migrant from Honduras deceased after displaying flu-like symptoms

Release Date: 
August 2, 2021

On July 24, 2021, Border Patrol Agents (BPAs) assigned to the Harlingen, Texas, Border Patrol station apprehended two undocumented migrants near Highway 77.  One of the migrants, a citizen of Honduras, told the BPAs he was not feeling well and displayed flu-like symptoms.  The man was evaluated by a Border Patrol Emergency Medical Technician and was admitted to a hospital in Kingsville, TX, that day.  On July 31, 2021, the man  was pronounced deceased by hospital personnel.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Professional Responsibility is reviewing the incident.  The DHS Office of Inspector General was also notified.



Last modified: 
August 2, 2021