MCALLEN, Texas (KVEO) — In July, Border Patrol EMT agents rescued 591 people that were in distress, according to Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan. Historically, August is the month with the most rescues for Border Patrol agents, however this year, agents are facing multiple challenges at once. “Lately during this summer season, […]
BALTIMORE (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence forcefully defended law enforcement Wednesday night but made no mention of the Black Americans killed by police this year as he addressed Republican convention proceedings that unfolded amid new protests against racial injustice following the latest shooting. The evening’s featured speaker, Pence argued that Democratic leaders are allowing […]
EL PASO (Border Report) — U.S. Border Patrol agents rescued a man from being swept away by the fast-moving waters of the American Canal on July 26 in El Paso’s Lower Valley. Agents from El Paso Sector were conducting routine patrols when they heard a cry for help, according to a Border Patrol news release. […]
EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — Monday marks one year since 23 people were killed in a racist and xenophobic attack, and it took a multi-agency law enforcement response to help secure the safety of the community on one of its darkest days. Among those first-responders, dozens of Border Patrol agents, some of whom spoke candidly […]
When Gov. Greg Abbott toured the South Texas border region Tuesday he brought along the regional administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency who Abbott said was here “to see firsthand about the challenges that exist.” But on Wednesday, Hidalgo County officials put out a statement saying FEMA “has NOT arrived” to assist after Hurricane Hanna and that caused some confusion. So where is FEMA? And is the federal agency helping as thousands remain without electricity and homes remain flooded in the Rio Grande Valley? The short answer is yes. But it is very complicated and involves federal statutes and protocol, state guidance and a lot of local self-reporting of damage to document affected areas, which is tricky especially in this low-income border region that is one of the nation’s worst hot spots for COVID-19 right now.