Border Patrol agent saves illegal immigrant injured while being smuggled at border

By Adam Shaw | Fox News

CBP has rescued more than 7,000 migrants this fiscal year

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has published a stunning image of a Border Patrol agent carrying an illegal immigrant to safety after the migrant was purportedly injured while being smuggled into the U.S. – one of the thousands of rescues agents have carried out this year.

“#BP Special Operations Detachment carry a migrant out of the brush and to safety,” Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector Chief Patrol Agent Brian Hastings tweeted Thursday. “The migrant suffered an injury while being smuggled into the US.”

The image shows the agent carrying the muddied, heavy-set adult migrant on his shoulders to safety through the hazardous terrain.