Bor­der Pa­trol res­cues five mi­grants

Texarkana Gazette - - STATE -

EA­GLE PASS, Texas—The U.S. Bor­der Pa­trol says its agents res­cued five Hon­duran mi­grants—in­clud­ing a 1-yearold and a 3-year-old—try­ing to il­le­gally cross the river sep­a­rat­ing Mex­ico from Texas.

The res­cue oc­curred at about 8 a.m. Fri­day in the Rio Grande, be­tween Ea­gle Pass, Texas, and Piedras Ne­gras, Mex­ico. A car­a­van of about 1,600 mi­grants is wait­ing in Piedras Ne­gras to try to seek asy­lum in the U.S.

Agency spokesman Rick Pauza says the group of five has no known link to the car­a­van.

Au­thor­i­ties say the adults were strug­gling against the river cur­rent to carry the chil­dren, and that one woman was “nearly swept away.”

Agents helped pull the mi­grants out of the wa­ter and trans­ported them to safety by boat. They are now be­ing pro­cessed in Ea­gle Pass.

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