5:30 a.m., Feb. 22
Large numbers of migrants saved from Baja heat
Grupo Beta, which is a Mexican government agency dedicated to aiding migrant travelers, recently told El Milenio news agency that 197 migrants have been recently rescued in Baja California. The majority of those rescued were in the last week. Besides those that were rescued from dire conditions, two were found dead.
A recent heat wave has been detrimental for migrants trying to cross into the United States illegally. Emmanuel Ceballos, who is the Grupo Beta chief in Tijuana, stated that the two deaths occurred near Tecate and Mexicali.
Grupo Beta is a federal entity which was founded in 1991. The group patrols the northern and southern borders of Mexico in order to educated migrants and aids them when in need. Grupo Beta agents also routinely check on railroad routes that carry large numbers of Central American migrants through Mexico.
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