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Border Patrol officers rescued 25 migrants from a locked, freezing trailer in Texas - Erie News Now

Border Patrol officers rescued 25 migrants from a locked, freezing trailer in Texas - Erie News Now
By Alaa Elassar, CNN

By Alaa Elassar, CNN Border patrol agents have rescued 25 undocumented migrants from a locked trailer in Texas where they were left in the cold with no way to escape.Big Bend Border Patrol Sector officers in Sierra Blanca found the migrants Wednesday morning with some of them shivering from the cold and crying, CBP said in a news release "There have been significant rescues as of late by our agents where individuals were left in hazardous conditions and required immediate medical attention," Big Bend Sector Chief Patrol Agent Sean L.The failed smuggling event comes after border patrol agents in October rescued 75 migrants from Central America and Mexico locked in a refrigerated tractor-trailer where the temperature was set to 58 degrees, according to the CBP.In fiscal year 2021, the US border patrol rescued 12,877 migrants in the southwest border regions, compared to a little under or over 5,000 in previous years," West Texas CBP spokesperson Landon Hutchens told CNN.

Since taking office, the Biden administration has struggled to manage the unprecedented number of migrants crossing into the US, faced early on with an influx of children that overwhelmed resources, and most recently, caught off guard by thousands of migrants arriving within days to the unprepared region of Del Rio, Texas.The number of monthly border arrests -- a measure of unlawful crossings -- skyrocketed under the Biden administration, though they began to rise under former President Donald Trump.

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