Officials responsible for ensuring the reliable supply of electricity to Texans have successfully adapted to the challenges caused by the COVID-19 health crisis, says the Texas Senate committee chairman responsible for oversight of the agency.
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Yuma Sector Border Patrol teamed up with agents from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) to disrupt a tunnel operation into southwestern Arizona.
Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported criminal alien with convictions for sex offenses in California and Florida.
About 50 employees at a Georgia chicken plant walked out on Monday expressing concerns that the facility is not being sanitized and employees exposed to Coronavirus remain on the line.
El Paso Sector Customs and Border Protection officers seized a trailer-load of cleaning products being shipped through a Texas port of entry. Officials said the products exhibited evidence of tampering and were diluted with water.
Dallas County residents are being ordered to stay home as the county struggles to contain the spread of the Chinese coronavirus (COVID-19). The order, effective at 11:59 p.m.
Detroit Sector Border Patrol agents working near the Canadian border with Michigan arrested four illegal aliens from Brazil during an alleged human smuggling attempt.
Despite a warning by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton that price gouging related to the Chinese coronavirus will be prosecuted, more than 300 complaints have been filed as of Friday.
The Food and Drug Administration approved a rapid coronavirus test on Saturday that will deliver results in about 45 minutes. The test will be available in the next few weeks and no training will be necessary to administer the tests.
San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents and other first responders teamed up to rescue a group of Mexican migrants who were abandoned in inclement conditions in the Otay Mountains of Southern California.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) issued a series of executive orders Thursday to help stop the spread of the novel Coronavirus. The restrictions include limiting restaurants to take-out only and groups of people to 10 or less.
Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol officials announced the opening of its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus public health crisis. The center will help officials coordinate with local, state, and other federal agencies.
Amazon announced it will suspend stocking non-essential items at distribution centers to focus on "high-demand" critical items. The suspension is slated to last until April 5.
National Border Patrol Council Vice President Chris Cabrera told Breitbart News that the agents he represents are being cautious but are well prepared for the possibility of coronavirus-affected migrants illegally crossing the border.
National Border Patrol Council Vice President Chris Cabrera told Breitbart News the "felons only" deportation plan offered by former Vice President Joe Biden will cause a rush to the U.S.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced contract awards for four new border wall segments in Starr County, Texas.
An off-duty Big Bend Sector Border Patrol agent stopped a knife attack in a West Texas Sam's Club store on Saturday night after hearing a scuffle. The agent quickly took action and disarmed the man who allegedly attacked multiple people, including a small child.
Federal authorities teamed up to arrest 21 people for allegedly attempting to smuggle nearly $9 million in marijuana and cannabis oil onto the California Coast.
Mexican cartel-connected human smugglers abandoned a pregnant Guatemalan woman at a border wall near Clint, Texas, on Saturday night and encouraged her to climb the 20-foot barrier.
Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents stopped a collection of 90 migrants from being smuggled into the U.S. interior. The cartel-connected smugglers locked 90 migrants, including five unaccompanied juveniles, inside a tractor-trailer.
A federal court in Maine sentenced a Mexican national to eight months time served for smuggling a group of Mexican migrants across the Canadian border.
El Centro Sector Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a human smuggler after she allegedly stashed a migrant inside the rear seat of her vehicle.
El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously convicted murderer in connection to an alleged human smuggling attempt. The man allegedly attempted to sneak three Mexican nationals through an interior immigration checkpoint.
Rio Grande Valley Sector agents rescued a migrant who became injured near the Texas border with Mexico. Human smugglers abandoned and left him to die after he could no longer keep pace.
Yuma and San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents seized in excess of 200 pounds in methamphetamine, fentanyl, cocaine, and heroin at interior immigration checkpoints and through traffic stops in Arizona and California.
During the past five months, federal law enforcement officials deported or repatriated approximately 14,000 more migrants than arrived at the U.S.-Mexico Border. CBP Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan said this illustrated the results of ending "Catch and Release.
The apprehension of migrant families illegally crossing the border in February fell by 92 percent from the peak of the 2019 humanitarian and border security crisis in May.
Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a Mexican national with fake U.S. identification documents on a Greyhound Bus at an interior immigration checkpoint. The previous deportee is now charged with identity theft.
San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents rescued a Mexican migrant after he injured his leg in a canyon past the California border with Mexico. Human smugglers abandoned the man after he suffered a "severe leg injury" and left him to die.
Border Patrol agents in the Grand Forks Sector arrested a Guatemalan man wanted in Colorado for sexual assault of a minor. The arrest occurred during a targeted enforcement operation on February 28 in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials announced on Sunday the release of an individual from isolation in a facility in San Antonio, Texas, after the person twice tested negative for novel Coronavirus.
Washington state health officials announced the second Coronavirus death after it claimed the life of a Kirkland nursing home resident in his 70s "with underlying health conditions.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates wrote that the Covid-19 coronavirus is beginning to behave a lot like "the once-in-a-century pathogen we've been worried about." His comments came in a February 28 editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine.
U.S. companies are canceling conferences and restricting business travel amid concerns over the coronavirus.
Public health officials in Rhode Island and Illinois reported new cases where patients received "presumptive positive" test results for COVID-19. The Rhode Island patient recently returned from Italy, officials stated.
American Airlines announced the suspension of flights to Milan, Italy, from New York and Miami after an aircrew refused to fly an assigned route. The suspension is expected to last at least seven weeks.
Washington state health officials announced a possible coronavirus outbreak in a nursing facility in Kirkland. The officials stated that 52 people in the facility are displaying some coronavirus symptoms and two tested "presumptive positive" for COVID-19.
Washington Governor Jay Inslee (D) declared a state of emergency on Saturday following the announcement of the first coronavirus-related death in his state and the nation. The governor directed all state agencies to use all resources necessary.
Health officials in Washington State announced the first coronavirus-related death in the United States on Saturday morning.
Amazon directed all of its 798,000 employees to avoid "non-essential travel" domestically and internationally over concerns about the potential spread of the coronavirus, a company spokesman toldBusiness Insider.
BBC Persian cites Iranian health sources who claim that at least 210 people may have died from the coronavirus in Iran. If true, that is significantly higher than the official death toll of 34.
Two Texas men are charged in a federal court for an alleged nationwide neo-Nazi conspiracy that targeted journalists and public officials with threats and intimidation. The conspirators allegedly engaged in "swatting" calls against journalists, particularly those who are Jewish or of color, and other high-level public officials.
U.S. Border Patrol agents apprehended 1,155 Chinese migrants this fiscal year after they illegally entered from Mexico, Canada, or coastal boundaries. More than 95 percent came over the southwestern border between October 1, 2019, and January 31, 2020.
Incoming Border Patrol Deputy Chief Raul Ortiz told Breitbart Texas his agents are better prepared to deal with the threat of the Coronavirus than any other law enforcement agency.
As many as 83 residents of Long Island, New York, are facing a two-week "voluntary isolation" after returning from China or having contact with someone infected with the Coronavirus.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security offers tips for planning for a possible pandemic in relation to the Coronavirus on a preparedness website.
San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a small group of migrants who illegally crossed the border from Mexico. The group included a Mexican national whose record includes deportation and a conviction in California for a sexual offense against a young child.
Border Patrol agents and U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than 250 pounds of illicit drugs being smuggled into the United States from Mexico. The seizures happened in separate incidents in the Yuma and Tucson Sectors.
McAllen, Texas -- A Breitbart News videographer recently joined a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) aircrew during a night mission. The aircrew provides assistance to ground-based agents in the apprehension of migrants and drugs being smuggled across the Texas-Mexico border.
Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents rescued a migrant woman being held against her will in a stash house near Mexico. In total, agents found 37 people inside the small house.
Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents disrupted several human smuggling operations last week, including one involving an armed smuggler. Smugglers locked several of the migrants into the trunks of their vehicles.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in South Texas seized more than $18 million worth of methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, and marijuana in a single drug smuggling incident.
San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended eight migrants including three men from Yemen during a failed human smuggling attempt off the California coast.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Port Huron, Michigan, seized a human brain being shipped into the U.S. via Canadian Post.
San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents arrested 15 people in connection to an offshore human smuggling operation near Mission Bay, California. The arrests included six smugglers and nine migrants.
During the past 10 days, Border Patrol agents arrested a series of violent criminal aliens and dangerous gang members after they illegally crossed the Mexican border into the United States.
San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents assisted a Guatemalan woman in delivering a baby shortly after they apprehended her for illegally crossing from Mexico. She delivered the baby approximately 30 minutes after entering custody.
El Paso Sector Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than 1,500 pounds of liquid methamphetamine at the Ysleta Port of Entry. The seizure more than triples the total of all methamphetamine seizures at El Paso area ports for Fiscal Year 2019.
Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended 17 migrants being smuggled in a hidden compartment within a flatbed truck. The agents also arrested the driver, a U.S. citizen.
U.S. Immigration and Customs and Border Protection agents teamed up to return more than 1,000 Mexican migrants deep into their country's interior under a new Trump Administration program.
A federal judge in South Texas sentenced two men to federal prison for selling guns to an undercover investigator. The undercover agent told the men the money for the guns, including machine guns, came from Mexico.
Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended an allegedly armed human smuggler during a human smuggling attempt. Del Rio Sector agents have observed an increasing trend in armed human smugglers.
El Paso Sector Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized more than 8,000 rounds of ammunition headed to cartel members in Mexico. The seizure included 16 boxes of 7.62x39 rifle ammunition.
An alleged human smuggler attempting to flee Border Patrol agents in California reportedly injected himself with a heroin-filled syringe after being stopped. The actions of the smuggler placed the lives of the public and five migrants, including a teenager, in danger, officials stated.
San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents rescued two migrants in the mountains near the California border with Mexico. Three others succumbed to the inclement weather conditions despite efforts to save their lives.
The apprehension of migrants illegally crossing the border between ports of entry fell in January by more than 11 percent as an eight-month decline continues. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials believed in early January that the numbers would increase.
El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended two previously deported sex offenders as they attempted to make their way into California over the weekend. The arrests happened in separate incidents east and west of the Calexico West Downtown Port of Entry.
Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a human smuggler and 13 migrants warehoused in a small motel room near Mexico.
Border Patrol officials announced this week that Chief Patrol Agent Brian Hastings will serve as the chief patrol agent of the nation's busiest sector. Hastings is completing a tour as chief of the Law Enforcement Operations Directorate at Border Patrol headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported Mexican national with an allegedly stolen pistol.
The final suspect in the slaying of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry appeared in federal court this week. The man is allegedly the last member of the "rip-crew" involved in Agent Terry's murder to be extradited from Mexico.
Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended 13 migrants with the assistance of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) late last week. The apprehensions, utilizing drones operated by Air and Marine Operations agents from over 100 miles away, led to the apprehension of the migrants in two separate incidents.
Agreements made by the Trump Administration and Mexico regarding immigration, asylum, and border security made a significant impact on stopping the recent Honduran migrant caravan, says the incoming deputy chief of the U.S.
Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents teamed up with other federal and local law enforcement agencies to disrupt an active human smuggling stash house operation. The raid resulted in the rescue of 31 migrants.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and Border Patrol agents arrested two violent fugitives in Texas. The fugitives have warrants in Tennessee and Texas.
A federal jury in Del Rio, Texas, convicted a previously deported Honduran illegal alien for assaulting two U.S. Border Patrol agents in 2018. The agents were forced to shoot the man in self-defense.
Swanton Sector Border Patrol agents arrested three Indian nationals in New York near the Canadian border. One is charged with human smuggling and had a previous order of removal after an illegal entry in 2012.
Drug Enforcement Administration officials announced the discovery of what they are calling the "longest cross-border tunnel" under the California-Mexico boundary. The structure stretches more than three-quarters of a mile near Otay Mesa, California.
Border Patrol agents in the Del Rio and El Paso Sectors continue to apprehend migrants from a wide variety of nations after they illegally cross the border from Mexico.
Officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told reporters on Monday the immediate coronavirus health risk to the general American public is low.
Doctors from the University of Hong Kong warn that governments should implement "draconian measures" to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. The doctors estimate that at least 44,000 people may have been infected in Wuhan alone.
Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a man wanted in Georgia on charges for statutory rape and child molestation after he illegally crossed the border from Mexico into Texas.
Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents disrupted a human smuggling attempt when they found 63 migrants locked in a tractor-trailer at an immigration checkpoint on Interstate 35.
A Chinese health official reports the Wuhan novel coronavirus could be contagious for up to two weeks before a patient becomes symptomatic. This means people who are not yet showing symptoms of coronavirus-related illness could be spreading the virus to other contacts.
The U.S. Department of State ordered employees of the Consulate in Wuhan, China, to evacuate from the city in wake of the spreading novel coronavirus. The order comes as Chinese authorities expand containment responses designed to slow or stop the rapidly spreading virus that has so far killed at least 41 people.
Chinese President Xi Jinping called the accelerating spread of the novel coronavirus a "grave situation" and suspended international tourist travel from his country. The Chinese leader pledged China would "win this battle to beat the epidemic.
The Centers for Disease Control confirmed a second U.S. case involving the novel coronavirus affecting a 60-year-old woman from Chicago who recently returned from Wuhan, China.
Chinese officials closed the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Shanghai Disney, and other tourist venues to contain the novel coronavirus. The move comes at the approach of the Chinese Lunar New Year -- one of the nation's biggest holidays.
Chinese hospitals in Wuhan are being forced to turn away possible coronavirus patients due to overcrowding and a critical shortage of supplies. Companies that manufacture supplies are also having difficulties getting employees to come to work.
Physicians in Brazos County, Texas, are investigating the possibility that a patient who recently returned from Wuhan, China, may be infected with the novel coronavirus. If the patient tests positive, they would be the second confirmed case in the United States.
San Diego Sector Border Patrol officials say an alleged human smuggler assaulted two agents following a vehicle pursuit. Agents found four Mexican nationals who were allegedly smuggled by the driver -- a U.S.
Chinese health officials declared the newly identified Wuhan coronavirus a class-A disease and placed strick precautionary and control measures on affected areas of the country on Wednesday.
SUGARLAND, Texas -- Fort Bend County Sheriff's deputies arrested a six-time deported Honduran criminal alien on charges connected to the hit-and-run death of an 81-year-old woman. Immigration officials confirmed the illegal alien's immigration history and the placement of a detainer to prevent his possible release.
HOUSTON, Texas -- A physician tasked with developing a vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus-type illnesses says this latest virus is the third variant since 2002. The doctor expressed concern about the frequency of new coronavirus contagions.
Chinese health authorities warned the Wuhan coronavirus could mutate and spread further. The comments came as the government of China announced the death toll from the virus reached nine.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials implemented "enhanced health screening" for travelers arriving at key U.S. airports from Wuhan, China. The action by CBP officials follows the first confirmed case of coronavirus in the United States on Tuesday.
A Houlton Sector agent sustained serious injuries while patrolling near the Canadian border. Due to hazardous weather conditions and the mountainous terrain, it took first responders several hours to complete the rescue.
Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents stopped a human smuggling attempt and apprehended a group of multinational migrants who illegally crossed the border from Mexico. The smugglers locked the group in a tractor-trailer.
Officials with the National Border Patrol Council say alleged drug smugglers attacked a female agent as she attempted to help a distressed migrant family. The incident occurred while the agent transported the alleged smugglers.
Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents say they arrested an armed man driving a stolen pickup truck and a female drug smuggler at an interior immigration checkpoint over the weekend.