Border Agents Train for Migrant Drownings in Texas Gulf as Title 42 End Approaches

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Randy Clark
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Tuesday, April 25, 2023
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National Issues
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SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas — The Border Patrol conducted a multi-agency water safety exercise along the southern edge of South Padre Island to address the dangers posed to migrants. Agents trained to rescue migrants attempting to enter the U.S. via the Texas Gulf Coast. Monday’s exercise involved CBP Air and Marine units; Rio Grande Valley Sector’s Border, Search, Trauma, and Rescue Team (BORSTAR); and the United States Coast Guard.

A post-event panel discussion conducted by the multi-agency participants highlighted the danger of drowning faced by migrants in coastal waterways. . . .