Past Features

May 2, 2012

Border Patrol rescue beacons
let immigrants call for help

Fox News -- May 1, 2014   
Fox used photo of big fence near San Diego. Now look at the REAL fence in Arizona.
     Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona -- Thorn-coated bushes, rock-covered terrain, scorching temperatures. A hissing rattlesnake.
    These are just few of the many perils migrants crossing from Mexico into the southern Arizona desert encounter every day. And far more of them will attempt to cross this summer, the U.S. Border Patrol predicts.
    The agency unveiled its plans Wednesday for dealing with the problem of immigrants dying in the desert, including 10 new beacons that allow migrants to call for help at the push of a red button. The agency is also adding new hoisting systems on helicopters to rescue immigrants.
    Officials from the Tucson sector on Wednesday gave reporters, government officials and immigration activists a demonstration of the latest tools they have to assist those who cross from Mexico into Arizona and get injured or dehydrated and cannot continue walking. The demonstration was held 20 miles north of the Sasabe port of entry to Mexico, southwest of Tucson, and included a nearly one-mile hike through rough terrain where migrants often cross.......

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