WATCH: Border Patrol Rescues Illegal Immigrants From Drowning

Photo Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Taken by Yesica Uvina

A dramatic report and video depict the heroic actions of U.S. Border Patrol as they rescued 28 illegal immigrants from drowning.

According to Town Hall:

The United States Customs and Border Patrol announced last Friday that on August 15 authorities rescued 28 migrants from drowning after a smuggler abandoned them waist-deep in the Rio Grande River while attempting to illegally sneak into the United States. Fourteen of these individuals were minors, according to a press release sent out by the agency.

These individuals found themselves in a life-threating situation, which is unfortunate and far too common as smugglers continue to show no empathy for people they attempt to cross illegally into the United States,” Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz said in a statement. “Had our agents not been there to provide rescue efforts, the situation could have ended in tragedy.”

According to the report, “The group entered the river guided by a smuggler who left them stranded in high-current waist-deep water.” A border patrol marine vehicle quickly came to their aid. Several were swept away in the strong currents, which then forced the border patrol to send a second boat to rescue these individuals.  The children ranged in age from eight months to 17-years-old. 

As reported by the New York Times, smugglers like the ones who left these migrants to die to make roughly $500 million per year from illegal immigration into the U.S.. The Department of Homeland Security reports that migrants pay up to $9,200 per person to be transported from Mexico and Central American nations like Honduras into the country. By that figure, the rescued migrants paid $257,600 just to be left to drown.

The media continues to vilify these brave men and women as they work to keep Americans and those trying to enter the United States safe.

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Gerald Holbrook
Gerald Holbrook
2 years ago

and then we probably have to take care of them too, feed and medicine and housing then what do we get nothing.

Benny mangione
Benny mangione
2 years ago

You will never see this story on the fake news stations but I bet fox will tell the story

Sue
Sue
2 years ago

I hate to sound cold and callous but I agree with the first statement. We shouldn’t be rescuing these people, even the children. We will have to feed and house them and pay for their medical needs and all they’re going to do is turn against us.

Tony Winters
Tony Winters
2 years ago

The NYT reported this story. Ruthless and uncaring Boarder Patrol Agents forced migrants to board patrol boats thus interrupting their casual swimming outing with family and friends. These same agents forced these poor migrants to use plastic foil blankets to keep warm and to eat what the agents considered a neroushing meal with nothing to drink but bottled water. When wil this crual treatment of these poor people end? When will they be welcomed into this country and cared for just as the Democrats/Leftists/Liberals/Socialists open their gated communtities and homes to welcome these people. When will the American Tax Payers learn that it is their responsibility to allow these poor people to come to this contry and live on government supplied housing and medical care?

Nancy A
2 years ago
Reply to  Tony Winters

Good One. I feel the same way about them. I’m sick to death of supporting them. All the Demoncraps want are more votes. They couldn’t care less about where the money comes from. The over burdened tax-payer. It’s sickening.

Ed D.
Ed D.
2 years ago

They should have picked them up and dropped them off on the Mexican side!

Ed D.
Ed D.
2 years ago

They should have picked them up and dropped them off on the Mexican side.

Janice E. Prescott
Janice E. Prescott
2 years ago

They know the pit falls, so why do our men take their lives in their hands to rescue them? sorry but turn them around when you get them, and send them back. We don’t need any more mouths to feed. Start with our own.

Lea
Lea
2 years ago

You’ll never get the truth from MSM unless their lies a pulled off the air. It’s getting to the point that they are absolutely Useless, and truthfully have ZERO to report.

Janet
Janet
2 years ago

It seems like that much money per person would be better spent staying in their country and feeding their families. Guess they think they will get rich here and get all the free stuff. If Trump is successful, there will be no more free stuff and that should be a deterrent.

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