Border Patrol assist in rescue efforts across RGV
Border Patrol says it has rescued nearly 300 people in 107 rescue missions after severe flooding struck the Rio Grande Valley.
A group of Border Patrol agents say although the rain has stopped in most of the Valley, their efforts are not done.
Hundreds of agents throughout different stations in the Rio Grande Valley sector are still out in the streets contributing to rescue efforts for those who stuck and stranded in high flooded areas.
The agents have been out on trucks, boats and canoes in Weslaco, Mercedes, Mission, Mcallen and other cities.
Border Patrol was called in by 911 emergency services once they realized they needed additional assistance.
Agents want everyone to know that they are not asking for any citizenship documentation and want to assure residents if you are needing help, do not be afraid to be rescued by Border Patrol.
Border Patrol is not asking flood victims for documents or proof of citizenship.
Border Patrol said it’s only responding to all lifesaving efforts and are in no way enforcing any immigration laws.