An immigrant mother was impaled in front of his children during the weekend while trying to climb a fence along…
An immigrant mother was impaled in front of his children during the weekend while trying to climb a fence along the US-Mexico border, the authorities said.
The 26-year-old Guatemalan Indian tried to scale a fence near the San Ysidro Port of Entry, a crossing between San Diego and Tijuana, on Friday as she fell and whipped on US Customs and border control officials.
San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents said in a statement they found the woman and her two toddlers around 8:30 p.m. and transported her to a local hospital for treatment. Her injuries were not life threatening.
The children aged 3 and 5 were also taken to a local hospital for an evaluation. They were later released to Border Patrol Custody.
“It is not only dangerous, but also very stupid to enter our country illegally, especially above our walls,” said Rodney Scott, chief of the surveillance sector in San Diego. “This woman put her own life and her children’s life in danger.”
The barrier is part of the ongoing work to replace decades of fencing at the border, according to the statement.
The woman told agents that she was not part of a migrating caravan that traveled from Central America to the Mexican border town of Tijuana, according to the Associated Press.