As South Texas weather climbs to triple digits, the Border Patrol is preparing for a sweltering summer that may bring record deaths and rescues amid the migrant surge.
The Border Patrol is experiencing apprehensions of unaccompanied children, family units, and single adults at levels not seen in more than 15 years.
The Border Patrol’s Missing Migrant Program (MMP) has been under development for more than a decade. Despite the efforts, which have resulted in many success stories, the environment is still perilous. The messaging campaign associated with the program often goes unheeded: the border is not safe, smugglers do not care about your safety, and the risks of crossing rivers and deserts are not worthwhile. The messages have been broadcast in Mexico and Central America for years.
In the vast areas of the Unites States southern border, finding migrants in distress is a daunting task. Border Patrol embarked