Thousands of rescues are made by the Border Patrol every year. Customs and Border Protection revealed that over 2,000 migrants have been saved this fiscal year already. Many of the rescued migrants are children. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan announced that dozens of child rescues have been made in May alone. Operations on the Rio Grande have grown dramatically in recent time, with the number of water-related rescues increasing by nearly 400%. The Daily Caller News Foundation takes a look back at some of the most courageous child migrant rescues made by the men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol. As migrants continue to reach the U.S. southern border in increasing numbers, more law enforcement agents are called on to save those who are unable to survive the journey. Border Patrol agents rescued 2,744 people this fiscal year to date. This marks a sharp increase from the entirety of fiscal year 2018, where 2,285 people were rescued, according to a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) spokesperson.“While CBP places emergency beacons in the desert and deploys special response teams, such as the Border Patrol, Search, Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) units, the journey is still far too dangerous for individuals,… Read full this story
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