The Department Of Homeland Security posted a statement on Facebook calling Jakeline’s death “incredibly tragic” sending thoughts and prayers to the girl’s family.
The statement goes on to say,
“Unfortunately, her death is not unique. Each year, the Border Patrol identifies hundreds of people who either die attempting to illegally enter the U.S., are injured in the attempt, or have to be rescued by Border Patrol.”
DHS says this past year alone, Border Patrol rescued 4,311 people in distress. Which is why Border Patrol Agents are cross trained as EMT’s