Border Patrol Rescues Migrants in California after Smugglers Abandoned Them

Border Patrol Rescues Migrants in California after Smugglers Abandoned Them


Border Patrol agents in Southern California rescued multiple migrants after they were abandoned by human smugglers. Agents found the migrants, including an unaccompanied juvenile, in near-freezing conditions.

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents received information late Tuesday night from Mexican government officials about a group of migrants who illegally entered the United States and were abandoned by their human smugglers, according to information obtained from Border Patrol officials. The Mexican officials told the USBP Foreign Operations Branch the smugglers abandoned the migrants on Otay Mountain while they slept.

Tuesday, BORSTAR agents rescued a group of illegal migrants after their smuggler abandoned them while they slept. #BorderPatrol Foreign Operations Branch coordinated the rescue operation with Mexican Government officials. Read: https://t.co/eUBpGOdGWk pic.twitter.com/F1xRtdzf8g

— Chief Patrol Agent Aaron M. Heitke (@USBPChiefSDC) February 19, 2021

Officials said the smugglers abandoned the migrants in near-freezing temperatures. High winds and lack of food and

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