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Woman fell from a fence in front of her young children while trying to cross the border

Pedro Marrero
Nov 27, 2018
11:42 P.M.
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San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents found the mother-of-two after she suffered a gruesome accident while trying to illegally enter the US on November 23.

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According to agent Tekae Michael, who found the injured woman, she is a 26-year-old from Guatemala, and was accompanied by her 3-year-old and 5-year-old children.

The mother and their children climbed the fence east of the San Ysidro, California Port of Entry, and the woman fell down landing on a reinforcement bar which was part of a new barrier in construction.

The metallic piece pierced her side and buttocks, and she had to be taken to a hospital to treat her non-life threatening wounds.  Read more on our Twitter account @amomama_usa

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 “Entering our country illegally, particularly over our walls, is not only dangerous, but also very foolish. This woman placed her own life and her children’s lives in peril. She could have easily died if not for the quick response by our agents and EMS.”

-San Diego’s Chief Border Patrol Agent Rodney Scott, San Diego Union-Tribune, November 24, 2018.

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Border Patrol gave the woman first aid around 8:25 p.m. and the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department also assisted her.

The children were also taken to the hospital for evaluation but were found to be unharmed. They are now under Border Patrol custody, US Customs and Border Protection revealed in a press release.

Hundreds of migrants who were stopped from entering from Tijuana are reportedly rushing toward the California crossing point in fear that Trump might order to close the entire border if Mexico doesn’t stop them.

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The authorities said that the structure on which the woman fell is part of the ongoing border fence construction and not a response to the caravan of migrants coming from Central America.

NOT PART OF THE MIGRANT CARAVAN

The woman in question also told agents that she wasn’t part of the massive migrant caravan that expected to enter he US prompting a very aggressive reaction from President Trump, who has moved military units to the border and have warned the migrants, calling some of them criminals.

Trump was true to his word when the caravan finally reached the border, with a clash between migrants, Mexican border police and the US Border Patrol capturing the attention of the world.

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The administration faced much criticism from some sectors for the use of tear gas against the migrant families, including mothers with their children.

TRUMP’S WARNINGS

Hundreds of migrants who were stopped from entering from Tijuana are reportedly rushing toward the California crossing point in fear that Trump might order to close the entire border if Mexico doesn’t stop them.

“Mexico should move the flag waving Migrants, many of whom are stone cold criminals, back to their countries,” Trump tweeted.

“Do it by plane, do it by bus, do it anyway you want, but they are NOT coming into the U.S.A. We will close the Border permanently if need be. Congress, fund the WALL!,” he added.

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