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Immigrants Get Stuck in W. Texas Mud

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A group of undocumented immigrants were rescued early Wednesday from a muddy farm field in San Elizario, Texas, Border Patrol officials told the El Paso Times.

Officials said three immigrants were found in a heavily irrigated field around 5:30 a.m., stuck and unable to move in waist-deep mud, the Times said.

Border Patrol agents using all-terrain vehicles and firefighters from nearby Fabens, Clint and San Elizario helped pull the three people to safety, including a woman who was hospitalized for possible hypothermia, the paper reported.

Another group of five men and three women from Mexico thought to be part of the same group that had crossed the border illegally near San Elizario was tracked down and detained by Border Patrol agents, the Times said.


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