Copyright © 2019 Albuquerque Journal
Three pregnant women in labor arrived at the Columbus port of entry in this New Mexico border town early Thursday, and two mothers delivered their babies at the facility. An ambulance took the third woman to a nearby hospital, where her baby was born.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers provided assistance to all the pregnant women who arrived in the span of a few hours, turning the border crossing into a virtual maternity ward.
“Service to the community is a CBP core value although it is not usually associated with assisting in the birth of a child, or in this case multiple children,” Columbus Port Director Tony Hall said in a statement. “I commend the officers involved for their quick response to a series of unexpected medical emergencies that needed immediate attention.”