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Biden's Border: Picture Shows 33 Illegal Immigrants Crammed Inside U-Haul in Texas' 100-Degree Heat

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Illegal immigrants stopped by Border Patrol recently have been closer to death from suffocating heat than they ever were to freedom.

On June 10, Big Bend Sector Border Patrol agents raided a U-Haul box truck that contained 33 illegal immigrants, according to a Customs and Border Protection news release.

Twelve of those rescued on the 100-degree day required hospitalization.

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Border Patrol agents were alerted to suspicious activity around 10 p.m. and approached two vehicles near a McDonald’s in Van Horn, Texas.

When the box truck was opened, agents discovered 33 people “close to perishing due to excessive heat and lack of fresh air in temperatures still hovering near 100 degrees,” the release said.

“Intervention by Border Patrol agents allowed the people who were suffering from heat related illnesses to be freed in a rescue event with 12 people transported to regional hospitals.”

Border Patrol’s Special Operations Group, which includes emergency medical technicians, went to work. In addition to the 12 people who went to local hospitals, “many more were evaluated and treated for symptoms of dehydration on-scene,” the release said.

“Had our heroic agents not been able to free these trapped undocumented migrants, we could have seen 33 miserable deaths in this event,” Big Bend Sector Chief Patrol Agent Sean L. McGoffin said. “Smugglers do not care what type of misery they put people through as they take their money.”

A similar incident took place on Sunday when Laredo North Station agents intercepted another box truck, according to a CBP news release.

Agents found 27 illegal immigrants in the back of the truck.  The temperature inside was 106 degrees Fahrenheit, the release said.

“Though human smugglers may try different ways to attempt to avoid detection, our agents remain vigilant and committed to our border security and national security mission,” Chief Patrol Agent Matthew Hudak said.

The release noted that “With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, transporting large groups of people without PPE in close and often dangerous quarters, endangers the individuals and the safety of our Nation. Human smugglers continue to have no regard for the safety and health of the people they exploit for profit.”

Officials said the heat along the border can be deadly for migrants.

“It’s going to be a brutal summer,” said Don White, a sheriff’s deputy in Brooks County, Texas, according to The Washington Post.

“I’ve never seen so many people coming through. It’s just crazy right now.”

Although illegal immigration has spiked for months in response to the Biden administration’s highly publicized efforts to undo former President Donald Trump’s policies, some officials are now warning illegal immigrants the risks are too great.

“We are appealing to every person who is considering a desperate, perilous journey into the United States, whether in a boat, on foot or crammed in the trunk of a car,” Acting U.S. Attorney Randy Grossman said, according to KGTV-TV.

“Don’t do it. Do not put your life in the hands of smugglers. These people do not care about you. They will jam way too many people on a boat or in a car just to make more money. They will direct you to hike in remote areas in dangerous weather conditions without adequate food, water or clothes. Smugglers care nothing for their customers. They care only about maximum profit.”

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Family Escapes Through 2nd-Story Window During Armed Standoff After Suspect Barricades Door: Report

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On July 25, in Auburn, Alabama, a man reportedly put his family, his neighborhood, first responders and himself in a very dangerous position. Calls came into the Auburn Police District around 7:00 p.m. reporting a domestic violence incident in the Camden Ridge Subdivision. When police arrived, the man reportedly began firing at them with a handgun. Police fired back, and the man retreated into the home, where he also had his family trapped in a room. Thanks to the police and fire department coming together and working smarter instead of harder, the situation was resolved without injury to the family members trapped upstairs. It was firefighter Andrew Kiser, Chief of Police Cedric Anderson and Shift Supervisor Lt. Cody Hill who were responsible for carrying out the daring rescue that helped bring the threat to an end. While the shooter refused to exit the house, the men carried a ladder to the house and set it up to reach one of the second-story windows, where they learned the man’s family had been trapped. While Anderson held the ladder steady, Hill climbed the ladder and Kiser assisted the family as they climbed out of the window. With the family out of the way, Lee County SWAT was able to enter the house and capture the suspect. He was taken to Baptist Medical Center South after he was found to have sustained what appeared to be a gunshot wound. “Auburn PD Alerts: Heavy Police Activity in the Camden Ridge Subdivision, in the area of Wedgewood Ct.,” a public safety alert for the area read, according to WRBL-TV. “The scene is secure at this time, NO ONGOING THREAT.” Auburn Assistant Police Chief Clarence Stewart praised the efforts of all involved, highlighting how each group present played an important role in…

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After Receiving Call About Blazing Attic Fire, Police Rescue Man Trapped Inside Smoke-Filled Bedroom

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A family in Marlboro Township, New Jersey, woke up just before midnight on Sunday and sensed something was wrong. They called 911 at around 11:38 p.m., reporting a “possible fire at the residence,” according to The Journal NJ. Officers Ryan Anzalone, Donna Gonzalez, Michael Morgante and Colin Murray with the Marlboro Township Police Department were first on the scene and quickly assessed the situation. They found smoke pouring out of the attic, but were relieved to see the family appeared to have exited the home. After a short time, though, the family realized one of their members was not with them, and was likely still trapped inside on the second floor. Gonzalez and Anzalone charged in and found the man, as described, in a bedroom on the second floor. By the time they got there, the room was “completely filled with smoke,” but they managed to rescue the resident. The fire department had a difficult time accessing the home due to the long, narrow driveway and a large landscaping rock. “While enroute Chief 2-66 was advised of heavy smoke from the attic,” the Robertsville Volunteer Fire Co. #1 posted on Facebook. “At the time the mutual aid response plan was put in place and the box alarm was requested to bring in initial assistance.” “Upon the arrival of 2-66 Chief advised the house was located down a 180 foot narrow driveway. Once engine 2-75 arrived there was trouble accessing the house due to a large ornamental boulder and trees. Members of the engine and police moved the 400lb boulder so the engine could get to the house and attack the fire. “As the incident progressed, the second alarm mutual aid plan was requested for this deep seated, hard to access attic fire.” The two officers who…

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