A man attempting to enter the United States illegally was severely injured on Sunday evening after he fell from a 30-foot border wall located near Calexico, California, USA Today reported.
“U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the incident Monday, saying the man fractured both legs and possibly injured his back.
“After border patrol agents found the injured man, paramedics and fire department personnel were sent to the scene, CBP said. The man was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Palm Springs.”
Security footage of the incident was posted to Twitter by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The footage shows a figure falling from the wall and remaining motionless after impact. U.S. Customs and Border Protection have not identified the man.
“The U.S. government usually pays medical bills for people injured crossing the border illegally, before deporting them after they recover, said Border Patrol spokesman Carlos Pitones.”
@CBPElCentro Man injured himself while making an illegal entry #ImperialValley. #BorderPatrol reminds the public of the involved dangers while crossing illegally. https://t.co/DuT4FJSjUs https://t.co/msZ03oVLuw pic.twitter.com/Oc8rKhs1bq
— CBP El Centro (@CBPElCentro) August 7, 2018
This is good riddance and points out a huge problem that has been ongoing. The U.S. stresses the importance of attempting to enter the country and obtain citizenship legally, but this is what illegal immigrants try to do. I hope that some people who are thinking about illegally entering the country see this footage and rethink their decision.