Border Patrol officials in South Texas said illegal aliens attacked a group of agents with rocks as they attempted to provide medical assistance to a pregnant woman who illegally crossed the border from Mexico.
Rio Grande Valley Sector agents observed a group of illegal immigrants climbing a tree to attempt to climb onto the Progreso Port of Entry bridge on Saturday.
Officials said they have experienced a 53 percent increase in the number of migrant rescues carried out by agents in the Rio Grande Sector this fiscal year.
Since October 1, 2017, agents rescued 1,157 people.
Despite their efforts, at least 50 illegal immigrants have died in the RGV Sector this year, according to the Missing Migrant Program.