State of Texas Accused of Blocking Border Agents from Trying to Save Migrants

U. S. Homeland Security Department says Texas denied federal agents from access to an area of the border when they were attempting to rescue three people who later drowned in the Rio Grande.

Rep. Henry Cuellar said the Texas Military Department and Texas National Guard “did not grant access to Border Patrol agents to save the migrants.” The incident occurred Friday, January 9. Mexican law enforcement recovered the bodies of the three, a woman and two children, across the border in Mexico the next day near Eagle Pass, Texas

“This is a tragedy, and the state bears responsibility,” Rep. Cuellar said.