No More Deaths and Coalición de Derechos Humanos, two Arizona-based humanitarian groups, released an extensive report condemning Border Patrol for its emergency response efforts on the border. The report details negligence, hostility, and outright discrimination on the part of Border Patrol over the past 20 years and recommends the end of the agency’s predominant role in search and rescue.
Caption: “Over the past five days Tucson Sector #BorderPatrol Agents rescued more than 30 people from 911 calls and rescue beacon activations. I strongly encourage anyone to call 911 if thay find themselves lost or in danger in the desert.”
Caption: “The special teamwork that happens at @CBP saves lives. A @CBPAMO UH-60 crew & Border Patrol agents rescued a missing woman with a fractured ankle on July 7. They administered aid to her until EMS arrived. This kind of coordination makes all the difference in rescues.”
Caption: “USBP Laredo Sector BORSTAR and MRT agents rendered life-saving aid to two juveniles after they were spotted on a ranch by @CBPAMO.”
Caption: “In June, CBP agents and officers rescued… 3 abandoned from smuggling attempt, including a pregnant woman”
Caption: “Yesterday temperatures across Southern Arizona peaked above 110 degrees. Tucson Sector #BorderPatrol Agents rescued 10 people in a 24 hour period – some required life flights for their injuries.”
Caption in Spanish: “The coyotes don’t care about you. They just want your money. They abandon people. Don’t die in the desert. Don’t cross illegally.”
“It is about to get very hot in Arizona. Border Patrol Agents have rescued hundreds of border crossers already this year. Please, spread the word. Don’t cross the border illegally in Arizona. You could save a life.”