(National Sentinel) Border Security: President Donald J. Trump has renewed his call for a wall spanning the length of the U.S.-Mexico border after one Border Patrol agent was killed and another injured over the weekend.
Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez was killed and his partner injured while on patrol Sunday, the Washington Free Beacon reported.
The agents were “responding to activity” near Interstate 10 in Van Horn, Texas, at the time.
Reports noted that shortly after arrival on the scene Martinez’s partner radioed for help. After additional agents arrived, both Martinez and his partner were taken to a hospital.
Martinez later died of his injuries.
Neither of the agents was shot, reports noted, but the Border Patrol has been scant on details regarding the incident.
That said, Art Del Cueto, vice president of the National Border Patrol Council labor union, said “we strongly believe rocks were what was used.”
Following the incident, Trump tweeted that the United States “will, and must, build the Wall,” and said “We will seek out and bring to justice those responsible.”
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke said in a statement, “We are fully supporting the ongoing investigation to determine the cause of this tragic event.”
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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said the incident serves as a reminder that the “unsecure” border remains a dangerous place.
“This is a stark reminder of the ongoing threat that an unsecure border poses to the safety of our communities and those charged with defending them,” Cruz said.
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