A group of border patrol agents was attacked by migrants when they tried to assist a pregnant woman who was attempting to illegally enter the United States. The agents were investigating a report that illegal immigrants who had already failed to gain entry into the United States were attempting to climb a tree to sneak into the country again.
United States Customs and Border Protection issued a statement explaining that as the agents approached the group, they saw a woman who appeared to need medical attention. When the officers neared the immigrants, two men began yelling at them and then started to throw rocks as they attempted to offer medical assistance to the 25-year-old woman.
On Saturday, Weslaco agents observed a group of illegal aliens using a tree to climb up the Progreso Port of Entry (POE) after a failed attempt to gain entry into the United States. The agents alerted officials working at the POE and approached the group. As they got closer to the area, agents noticed two subjects on top of the bridge and a woman in distress at the base of the tree. The woman, a 25 year-old Mexican national, was complaining of back pain and claimed to be pregnant. As agents began to provide the woman with medical attention, one of the subjects on the bridge began to throw rocks at the agents.
The agents moved the woman to safety and then transported her to a local hospital for treatment. The individuals who allegedly threw the rocks evaded the agents and fled back into Mexico.
Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection