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Title: Border Patrol Rescues Mexican Migrant Found Hanging from Border Wall
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URL Source: https://www.westernjournal.com/bord ... b2cbe92bd134c5466af5bccb4a232d
Published: Dec 31, 2020
Author: Jack Davis
Post Date: 2021-01-01 20:01:51 by BTP Holdings
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Border Patrol Rescues Mexican Migrant Found Hanging from Border Wall

By Jack Davis

Published December 31, 2020 at 8:06pm

A would-be illegal immigrant had a close call with the Pacific Ocean this week before he was hauled to safety.

The incident occurred on Tuesday at around 8:15 p.m., according to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

A migrant was spotted hanging on the international boundary wall at Imperial Beach, California.

The 25-year-old Mexican citizen had made the climb up the Mexican side of the wall, but when he sought to climb down the U.S. side, things did not go so well.

When spotted, he was hanging above the water line.

Mexican authorities were able to safely free the man.

U.S. Border Patrol agents then took him to safety.

First responders transported the man to a hospital for treatment of hypothermia and knee pain.

The Border Patrol used the incident to highlight the risks of illegal crossings.

“Let this serve as a grave reminder,” Chief Patrol Agent Aaron Heitke said.

“A smuggler’s sole motive is profit. When the going gets tough, they will leave you hanging, both literally and figuratively. Our agents will always preserve lives whenever possible.”

In the final three weeks of December, the Border Patrol has arrested about 2,500 people a day, according to the Washington Examiner.

“Even though 2,500 a day’s crisis numbers, it doesn’t feel like a crisis because we have the authorities to effectively address it,” said acting CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan, referring to a policy in place to return illegal immigrants to Mexico without arresting them in the U.S.

“If you take away those authorities, that 2,500 per day becomes a crisis almost overnight because now, we’re bringing them in our facilities. Our facilities are going to be overcrowded once again.”

“If you take away the ability to go — to have them wait in Mexico while we’re doing that, then where do we hold them?” Morgan added. “We’re not going to be able to take them through that whole [court] process in 20 days. It’s just not going to happen.”

About 70,000 migrants were apprehended at the southwest border in November, a 64 percent increase over 2019, Fox News reported.

Morgan said the increase was fueled by single adult males from Mexico but that border agents are also seeing increases in families and unaccompanied children from Central American countries.


Poster Comment:

Trumps border wall is working. When Border Patrol erected makeshift fences from pieces of scrap meal it cut illegal crossings by 90%/

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#1. To: BTP Holdings (#0)

pieces of scrap meal

Some fencing was simply barb wire, falling down, a joke.

“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out... without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable.” ~ H. L. Mencken

Lod  posted on  2021-01-02   1:58:51 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Lod (#1)

Some fencing was simply barb wire, falling down, a joke.

That could very well be. I have not been keeping up with it very much.

But when I was driving trucks in Arizona and New Mexico, there were checkpoints set up. A night all I had to do was turn on lights inside of cab so they could see and they waved me thru.

That was the same thing when there were DUI checkpoints. They waved me thru since I was working. ;)

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one." Edmund Burke

BTP Holdings  posted on  2021-01-02   2:49:33 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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