U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers receive extensive training in interdiction of small packages. This one turned out to be a unique one!
CBP officers were on routine patrol at the port of entry in Presidio, Texas on Saturday evening when an expecting mother, a resident of Presidio returning to the U.S., arrived in labor and need of immediate medical care.
Within minutes of her arrival to the inspection area in a vehicle, a baby boy was welcomed to the world! The press release from CBP states she arrived at 10:58 p.m. Saturday night requesting an ambulance. After quickly moving her to the secondary screening area, trained CBP officers provided care and assistance to the pregnant woman, who delivered the baby at 11:05 p.m. Soon thereafter, around 11:12 p.m., local EMS arrived and continued to treat the new arrival and mother before transporting them to a local medical center in good health.
John Deputy, CBP Presidio Port Director, commented:
It has been a long standing tradition of U.S. Custom and Border Protection to welcome U.S. citizens when returning home from abroad however it is rare when we have the opportunity to welcome a new citizen into the world. No one at the port can remember the last time this occurred here. Fortunately CBP officers are highly trained personnel to include providing medical aid when necessary.