Brooks Co. Federal Partnership Credited for Decrease in Number of Deceased Migrants

Related Story

ENCINO – Officials in Brooks County say human remains were found at a private ranch over the weekend.

Though incidents like this are common in this county, the sheriff says this year the county is set to see the lowest number of deceased migrants in over a decade.

Brooks County Sheriff Benny Martinez says a federal partnership is leading to this decrease.

"The infrastructure that was applied to the river, the boots on the ground, and the technology, so all those components put together helped on our end on the north end,” he explains.

He says instead of deaths, the county is seeing an increase in rescues.

KRGV’s Trason Bragg spoke with a local resident who explains how life is in the small community of Encino, which is a common passageway for those who cross into the U.S. illegally.

Watch the video above for the full story.


7 Days