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Fallout New Vegas, 2010. Obsidian Entertainment.

When 2-month-old Isaac Enrique Sanchez was diagnosed with pyloric stenosis, a condition that causes vomiting, dehydration and weight loss in infants, his parents were told that their son’s condition was curable. The problem was that no hospital in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas had a pediatric surgery team capable of performing the operation on his stomach.

To make Isaac well, Oscar and Irma Sanchez would need to take their infant son to Driscoll Children’s Hospital, in Corpus Christi, Texas. It was just a couple of hours up the highway, but for them it was a world away.

The Sanchezes, who are undocumented, would need to pass a Border Patrol checkpoint.

While they pondered their predicament in a Harlingen, Texas, hospital, a Border Patrol agent showed up in the waiting room — Oscar Sanchez suspects a nurse turned them in — and said he could arrange for officers to escort the parents through the checkpoint to Corpus. But the agent said when they arrived, they would be arrested and put into deportation proceedings. The couple agreed.

Border Patrol Arrests Parents While Infant Awaits Serious Operation

Photo: John Burnett/NPR

Griffin: Have you guys listened to our Magic the Gathering podcast? It is… not very good.

Travis: McEl-Magic?

Griffin: McEl-Magic is what it is called, yes Travis.

Justin: We do not even have a rudimentary grasp of the rules.

Travis: No. And Griffin keeps shuffling Pokemon cards into his deck.

Griffin: I tap two swamp energy, and then it’s Charizard. And the Charizard’s fighting a Blue Eyes White Dragon. Bye everyone, see you in two weeks.

Clint: Here on Dork Patrol.