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Source: getty

Border Patrol Agent's Death Prompts Trump To Renew Calls For Border Wall

By Mark Pygas

President Donald Trump has renewed calls for his proposed border wall on the Mexican border after a U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed and his partner injured while on patrol in southwest Texas on Sunday. 

Agent Rogelio Martinez and his partner were “responding to activity” near Interstate 10 in Van Horn, Texas, when they were both seriously injured. The two were taken to hospital, where Martinez later died of his injuries. The unidentified agent is reportedly recovering. 

A National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) official told KTSM that undocumented immigrants assaulted the two agents using rocks. "We strongly believe rocks were what was used," NBPC Vice President Art Del Cueto said.