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Eight immigrants died whereas attempting to cross the Rio Grande River to America

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By Dan Whitcomb

(Reuters) – Eight migrants died and 37 have been rescued as they tried to cross the Rio Grande River close to Eagle Cross, Texas, U.S. customs officers mentioned on Friday.

Customs and Border Safety spokesman Rick Pauza mentioned Border Patrol brokers together with native hearth and police businesses have been looking for attainable extra victims a day after Thursday’s incident.

Pauza mentioned a complete of 53 migrants have been detained by US Border Patrol brokers, together with 37 rescued from the river. Mexican authorities officers have arrested 39 individuals.

Texas has been on the middle of a fierce nationwide debate over unlawful immigration that can probably play a task in November’s midterm elections.

Federal and native authorities try to find a couple of dozen unidentified immigrant youngsters after Houston police raised considerations about their whereabouts, Reuters reported on Friday.

The deaths and lacking youngsters underscore the challenges for President Joe Biden’s administration because it faces a document variety of unaccompanied youngsters arriving on the Southwest border.

(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Modifying by William Mallard)

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