Migrant Woman Impaled? What is Happening on US-Mexico Border Wall

Border agents provided aid to a woman who was injured as she tried to climb a wall about a mile east of the San Ysidro port of entry in California. (Courtesy of CBP)

San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents rescued a woman who fell from the primary wall about one-mile east of the San Ysidro Port of Entry and impaled herself on pieces of rebar on Friday.

Upon receiving medical clearance from a physician, she will be interviewed and processed at a nearby Border Patrol station, according to authorities.
Upon receiving medical clearance from a physician, she will be interviewed and processed at a nearby Border Patrol station, according to authorities.

On Nov. 23, at around 8:25 p.m., agents responded to the area and found the woman had fallen from the border wall after she climbed over it to illegally enter the country.

The woman landed on rebar that pierced her side and buttocks.

Agents rendered aid and requested EMS and the San Diego Fire department for assistance, in advance of the woman being taken to a local hospital and being treated for non-life threatening injures.

Agents identified the woman as a 26-year-old from Guatemala, accompanied by her two children, ages three and five years of age.

Both children were also taken to a hospital for evaluation of potential fall trauma, and then were later released back into Border Patrol custody.

Chief Patrol Agent Rodney Scott
Chief Patrol Agent Rodney Scott

“Entering our country illegally, particularly over our walls is not only dangerous, but also very foolish,” explained San Diego Sector Chief Patrol Agent Rodney Scott.

“This woman placed her own life and her children’s lives in peril.  She could have easily died if not for the quick response by our agents and EMS.”

This area is an active construction site as 14-miles of wall are being installed to replace the decades old landing mat wall.

To prevent the illicit smuggling of humans, drugs, and other contraband, the U.S. Border Patrol maintains a high level of vigilance on corridors of egress away from our Nation’s borders.

To report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol, contact San Diego Sector at (619) 498-9900.

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(Hector Garza, National Border Patrol Council President, tells his story about what is going on at the U.S.-Mexico border. Courtesy of fox News and YouTube. Posted on Nov 26, 2018.)

Mexico Accepts Housing Migrants, Seeks US Development Aid

November 27, 2018 – In Breaking News – AP

As Mexico wrestles with what to do with more than 5,000 Central American migrants camped out at a sports complex in the border city of Tijuana, President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s government signaled Tuesday that it would be willing to house the migrants on Mexican soil while they apply for asylum in the United States — a key demand of U.S. President Donald Trump.

Mexico’s new foreign minister also called on the Trump administration to contribute to development projects to help create jobs in Central America to stem the flow of migrants from the impoverished region, suggesting an appropriate figure would start at $20 billion.

“We cannot determine at what pace people are interviewed” by U.S. officials as part of the asylum process, the incoming foreign relations secretary, Marcelo Ebrard, told a news conference in Mexico City.

(President Trump escalates push to crack down on illegal immigration policy as hundreds of migrants attempt to rush the U.S. border with Mexico; as Doug McKelway reports from the White House. Courtesy of Fox News and YouTube. Posted on Nov 26, 2018.)

U.S. border inspectors are processing fewer than 100 asylum claims a day at Tijuana’s main crossing to San Diego, creating a backlog of thousands.

“So, what do we have to do?” Ebrard asked.

“Prepare ourselves to assume that a good part of them are going to be in this area of Mexico for the coming months.”

“We have to support local authorities” in housing and feeding the migrants, he said, adding: “That is not a bilateral negotiation. That is something we have to do.”

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