(El Centro Sector Border Patrol hosting a unique event).....It is for the media and is not open to the public.

The event will highlight the dangers of entering the US through the Mountainous region. Participants will simulate being a group of undocumented migrants and hike from the International Border Fence at the US/Mexico border, through the mountainous Jacumba Wilderness, while making their way to a rescue beacon approximately one mile away and wait for Border Patrol agents' response. The event will include insight into the collaboration between the El Centro Sector Foreign Operations Branch Missing Migrant Program, Foreign Consulates and Non-Government Organizations which together strive to avoid deaths in the desert due to abandonment and lack of humanity by Transnational Criminal Organizations The event will be monitored. It will be held June 18th.