In a press conference from Tucson, Arizona, he pointed out that during the fiscal year 2022 (which covers the period from October 2021 to September 2022), there will be 2.4 million encounters with migrants at the border and rescue operations in the United States. 22,000 who were in danger.
For this reason, he asked migrants not to turn off their cell phones for fear of being geolocated, and to call 911 if their lives were in danger.
“You just have to make that call. Call before the water runs out. Call before you lose your cell phone battery. Call before you are in any level of distress. Call before you risk your life.” Do it. I cannot stress enough the importance of making this call,” he said.
Members of the Border Patrol, Mexican officials and civic organizations offered a press conference this Friday to present the purpose of the lost migrant program implemented in the United States to prevent tragedies during migration. tries to.
Reyes explained that expatriates usually turn off their cell phones so as not to be detected by US authorities, so he recommended that families call 911 to find their family member alive.
“For the families of your loved ones trapped in the clutches of an unscrupulous people-trafficking organization or abandoned in a desolate border area without hope, we ask you to request your country to activate the protocols of the Lost Migrant Program. We urge you to contact the consular representative. Your timely information is critical to saving the life of your loved one. The longer you wait, the more difficult our rescue operation will be and the less likely our chances of success will be. Less chance to see your loved one again. Don’t wait till tomorrow. Don’t believe the smuggler,” he urged.