Media outlets attacked Border Patrol agents for entering a “camp” run by an organization that harbors illegal aliens in the deserts of southern Arizona. The group forced agents who had tracked four illegal aliens into the camp to obtain a warrant prior to entering the camp.
The group, No More Deaths, who was harboring the four illegal aliens refused to allow Border Patrol agents to enter their camp despite the fact that agents had been tracking the group for nearly 18 miles. Agents were forced to surround the camp until a federal warrant could be obtained.
The group posted Thursday evening that “30 armed agents entered camp w at least 15 trucks, 2 quads and helicopter to apprehend four patients receiving care.”
Breitbart Texas reported earlier on Friday that the agents attempted to negotiate with the group who refused to allow the agents to enter the camp or question the migrants. Agents obtained a warrant and determined the four individuals to be in the country illegally.
Buzzfeed reported the No More Deaths group claimed the agents carried out a “direct and targeted attack on the humanitarian assistance we are providing during these hot and deadly days.” The implication in the article was that Border Patrol agents were callously putting the immigrants’ health in danger.
Late Friday evening, Border Patrol officials reported that after obtaining the federal warrant, the agents questioned the migrants and determined them to be in the country illegally. One of the aliens, Lucindo Diaz-Hernandez, is reported to be a convicted criminal with a felony record of possession with intent to deliver more than 600 pounds of marijuana. He had also been previously deported. Agent later learned, the Mexican national also spent five years in a Mexican prison for drug trafficking.
One of the illegal aliens attempted to flee the camp, but agents stopped him from escaping into the desert.
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