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Border Crisis: Patrol Officerss Shot At From Mexico While Arresting Migrants

Border agents were shot at from Mexico last week while apprehending a group of illegal immigrants in Texas, according to Border Report.

No one was reported injured or hit by any bullets, according to Border Report. Additionally, there’s no one believed to be apprehended in Mexico related to the incident either.

“As the group was being apprehended, agents noticed a subject south of the border barrier brandishing a handgun and fire towards the agents,” Border Patrol said in a statement. “The agents immediately took cover and secured the migrants.”

There have been 271 incidents of assaults on Border Patrol agents between October and June, 421 in all of fiscal year 2022 and 361 in fiscal year 2021, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data.

“Assaults on Border Patrol agents or any other law enforcement officer from any side of the border will not be tolerated and will be investigated swiftly by our office so they can continue to carry out their sworn duty to protect our community and nation,” FBI El Paso Field Office Acting Special Agent in Charge Douglas Goodwater said in a statement, according to Border Report.

Authorities in Texas recently arrested two armed cartel members at the southern border, according to Fox News.

“There is no greater public safety and national security threat than the Mexican drug cartels, who have exploited security vulnerabilities due to an unsecured international border. This joint effort highlights the importance of collaborating with local, county, state, and federal agencies for one common goal – keeping our state and country safe,” Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) said in a statement to Fox News at the time.

Neither a spokesperson for CBP nor the FBI responded to requests for comment.

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