Special Needs Migrant Child, Wheelchair-Bound Woman Ford Freezing Texas Border River

Special Needs Migrant Child, Wheelchair-Bound Woman Ford Freezing Texas Border River


DEL RIO, Texas — Border Patrol reported the apprehension of a migrant family who crossed the Rio Grande in frigid temperatures Wednesday. The family managed to ford the river with a special needs child and a disabled woman in a wheelchair.

Shortly after midnight, the group was spotted by infrared cameras. Agents discovered one woman was confined to a wheelchair and a child in the group was considered special needs. The family managed to cross in the dark and landed on U.S. soil without apparent injury.

Del Rio is currently at the epicenter of an increase in migrant crossings across the southwest border. In Fiscal Year 2021, the sector ranked second for migrant apprehensions, trailing the Rio Grande Valley. In September, the Del

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