Effective Compassion | Amid national policy fight, U.S. agents rescue stranded illegal immigrants
by Rob Holmes
Posted 6/13/18, 01:36 pm
Rescue beacons are saving migrants’ lives as Arizona desert temperatures hit the summer sizzling point. A person lost on the U.S. side of the border only has to locate a pole and press the red button, and within one hour Customs and Border Protection (CBP) rides to the rescue.
Last year, the CBP’s Tucson Sector agents responded to 750 migrants who could have died if not for summoning help at a beacon.