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US Border Patrol agents attacked with rocks while rescuing pregnant woman, officials say

00:26  12 july  2018
00:26  12 july  2018 Source:   foxnews.com

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Border Patrol agents who were rescuing a distressed pregnant woman in Texas on Saturday were attacked by rocks thrown by illegal immigrants, officials said . Agents with the Weslaco Station saw a group of people who had previously been unable to enter the U.S

A Border Patrol agent shot and killed a woman who had crossed the border illegally near Laredo, Tex., on Wednesday after the officer came under attack , federal authorities said .

Border Patrol agents who were assisting a pregnant woman were attacked with rocks, officials said on Wednesday. © Provided by Fox News Network LLC Border Patrol agents who were assisting a pregnant woman were attacked with rocks, officials said on Wednesday.

Border Patrol agents who were rescuing a distressed pregnant woman in Texas on Saturday were attacked by rocks thrown by an illegal immigrant, officials said.

Agents with the Weslaco Station saw a group of people who had previously been unable to enter the U.S. climbing a tree to enter the country through Custom and Border Protection's (CBP) Port of Entry in Progreso, the agency said in a Wednesday news release.

The agents reportedly approached the area, where they saw two people on top of a bridge and a 25-year-old female Mexican national at the bottom of the tree. The woman claimed she was pregnant and that her back hurt.

The Rio Grande Valley border agents began to assist the woman, and, according to CBP, one of the people on top of the bridge started throwing rocks at them.

The responding agents relocated the woman to a "safe location" and she was transported to a hospital. Those who allegedly threw the rocks "fled back to Mexico," the press release stated.

The woman will be processed once she's been cleared by medical staff, according to the agency.

Family reunifications: 450 down, roughly 1,900 to go by Thursday .
The Trump administration has reunited at least 450 families separated at the border with children 5 and older, including almost 100 just overnight. But there are still roughly 1,900 who need to be reunified or ruled ineligible by next Thursday, and a government attorney warned "some complicated issues" will pop up in the coming week. Still, at a court hearing Friday afternoon, the judge who last month ordered the government to put back together the families it had separated at the border said he was very pleased with how things are going.

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