World Texas Border Patrol agents rescue drowning migrants; 1 agent injured in a rollover crash
Migrants, Border Patrol Officer Injured in Crash With 18 Wheeler Near Texas Border
"It was a two-vehicle accident with both vehicles traveling westbound along Interstate 10," Gregory Davis, a spokesman for Customs and Border Protection, told Newsweek. "The van rolled over multiple times I believe," said Davis."It was a two-vehicle accident with both vehicles traveling westbound along Interstate 10," Gregory Davis, a spokesman for Customs and Border Protection, told Newsweek. The other vehicle, an 18-wheel truck "failed to maintain its lane," and "encroached into the passing lane, forcing the van onto the median.
Images released by thethis week show the moment agents in Texas rescued two migrants "caught in the undercurrent of a canal attempting to enter illegally into the USA."
The incident happened Wednesday near El Paso. The two agents who responded to the scene found one migrant clinging to a ladder coming out of the waterway, while the other was trying to stay afloat, officials told.
"Had it not been for the heroic efforts of our Border Patrol agents, these individuals could have drowned," El Paso Sector Border Patrol Chief Patrol Agent Gloria I. Chavez was quoted as saying. "We are proactively advising people not to cross the border barrier and enter the canals for their own safety. These rapid, moving waters present a serious drowning hazard for any human being."
Chuck DeVore: Biden's border crisis – Texas may have to defend itself. Here's why
The world wants to come to America and many in America – at least in the Biden administration and the Chamber of Commerce – want the world to come. Nowhere is this more apparent than on the Texas-Mexico border, where the surge of would-be immigrants has completely overwhelmed the Border Patrol and local law enforcement. If current trends continue, more than 3 million people may stream into the U.S. by year-end, threatening Americans with lost jobs and crime. Texas Gov.
Following the rescue, the migrants reportedly declined medical attention and then were sent back to Mexico.
On Thursday, a rollover crash involving a Border Patrol vehicle carrying 10 undocumented migrants along Interstate-10 near Van Horn left one agent injured, the Texas Department of Public Safety says. The migrants also were taken to local hospitals with possible injuries.
Investigators say the vehicle was heading westbound when a truck in the lane to its right "failed to drive in a single lane reportedly due to a mechanical distraction in the vehicle."
The truck then hit the Border Patrol vehicle, causing it to careen into the center median and flip over, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The truck driver was not injured in that crash.
White House says Harris 'may go to the border' 'at some point' .
Vice President Kamala Harris “may go to the border” “at some point,” the White House said Tuesday, as the vice president faces criticism for not yet visiting the southern border after being tappen by President Biden to handle the “root causes” of migration.Harris, during an interview with NBC on Tuesday morning, said "we've been to the border," despite not having visited the border herself.