HOUSTON, Texas -- Federal officers arrested 45 illegal immigrants in the Houston area during a five-day operation. Forty-two had previous criminal convictions and 15 were previously deported.
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Border Patrol agents assigned to the Falfurrias Checkpoint found 27 migrants locked in the back of two commercial rental trucks in separate incidents this week. The smuggled include at least one unaccompanied minor.
Photos released by U.S. Border Patrol provide insight into the role National Guard aircrews are playing to secure the southwestern border with Mexico. Operation Guardian Support reportedly assists in reducing the time needed to arrest smugglers and run rescue operations.
Border Patrol agents assigned to the Detroit Station arrested an illegal alien from Eritrea after he attempted to gain entry to a church's childcare facility. The Eritrean national is a convicted sex offender and a fugitive, officials stated.
Border Patrol agents assigned to the Falfurrias checkpoint stopped a human smuggler from successfully using an emergency services vehicle to smuggle illegal immigrants into the U.S. interior.
The U.S. immigration system saw a 173 percent increase in migrant family units illegally crossing the border in July over last year. The apprehension of Family Unit Aliens (FMUA) fell slightly from June to July but remains at Obama-era levels.
Border Patrol agents in South Texas arrested two MS-13 gang members after they illegally entered the U.S. One admitted to serving time in a Salvadoran prison for a double murder-related conviction.
The apprehension of illegal border crossers dropped in July by eight percent compared to the previous month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials reported.
Arizona National Guard UH-60 helicopter aircrews came to the assistance of Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents searching a mountainous area for migrants who crossed the border illegally.
Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector stopped five dangerous gang members from successfully moving into the U.S. interior. The agents also stopped two previously deported child sex offenders.
A Texas school district that suffered a mass shooting earlier this year announced it will accept a donation of AR-15 rifles, accessories, training, and ammunition for its police department.
An illegal alien from Mexico assaulted a U.S. Border Patrol agent after he illegally crossed the border in South Texas.
Border Patrol agents rescued seven illegal immigrants from suffering a painful death at the hands of the current Texas summer heatwave. Unfortunately, one migrant died after being taken to an area hospital.
A Carrollton, Texas, business owner is reportedly receiving death threats after business cards surfaced that promote a legally operated lawn-care service. At least one person expressed concern about a "Your Alternative to Illegal Lawn Services" slogan.
A Texas woman ended up in jail after she allegedly attempted to mail a package containing methamphetamine to an imprisoned capital murderer.
Border Patrol agents in South Texas attempted to rescue four illegal immigrants after they were abandoned on a ranch near the border town of Laredo. One of the migrants died before he could be transported to a hospital.
Border Patrol agents in the Yuma Sector arrested 26 illegal immigrants and a human smuggler as they disrupted two separate operations.
Human smugglers abandoned a pair of illegal immigrants in the sweltering heat of the southern California desert and left them to die. Border Patrol agents were unable to save the life of one man after he collapsed.
Border Patrol agents in the Laredo Sector rescued a Honduran woman and her young son after human smugglers abandoned them in the South Texas heat with little food and water.
Sheriff's deputies in San Antonio, Texas, found the remains of a baby hidden in a trunk during a search of a suspected drug house.
A woman in Corpus Christi, Texas, is in jail after police say she sold her seven-year-old son to two men. She was also allegedly in the process of selling two other children when police intervened.
Border Patrol agents arrested a Honduran couple who are in the U.S. while waiting for an asylum hearing for allegedly smuggling a group of illegal immigrants and their coyote.
Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector stopped five illegal immigrants from successfully making their way back into the U.S. The agents arrested two 18th Street gang members, two child molesters, and a man previously charged with felony sexual contact.
A knife-wielding attacker left nine people, including six children, injuredin an apartment complex in Boise, Idaho, that is home to many refugees. At least four of the victims sustained life-threatening injuries.
The founder and CEO of a 30-year-old Texas non-profit group tasked with housing illegal immigrant children is being challenged by media outlets for allegedly taking a $1.5 million salary in 2016 (latest report available).
Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector saved the lives of four illegal immigrants this week. Unfortunately, four other migrants died during human smuggling operations in South Texas.
Philadelphia officials released a criminal illegal immigrant who had previously been deported despite a warrant issued by a U.S. District Court judge. The officials released the man with a long list of violent charges when immigration officers provided a detainer and warrant.
A sergeant in the Harris County Sheriff's Office in Houston was treated for exposure to fentanyl after he touched a flyer left on the windshield of his car.
Border Patrol agents in South Texas found a 7-year-old unaccompanied minor in the custody of a human smuggler 80 miles north of the Texas-Mexico border.
Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than a half-ton of marijuana in two separate incidents along the Rio Grande River border with Mexico.
Border Patrol agents in Texas rescued a pregnant woman from the Rio Grande River after she failed in her attempt to illegally cross from Mexico.
Border Patrol agents in New Mexico received a frantic 911 call from an illegal immigrant who was injured and trapped on top of a moving train.
A 22-year veteran Border Patrol agent says the only thing that is new about the separation of families is the number of separations.
An underage pregnant girl and a 1-year-old child were among a group of 36 minor and 21 adult migrants rescued in the 108-degree heat of the Arizona desert after they illegally crossed the border from Mexico.
Border Patrol agents in New Mexico seized more than $1 million worth of heroin at an immigration checkpoint located in southern New Mexico. Agents discovered the drugs after a K-9 agent alerted to the possible presence of an illegal substance.
Texas cops arrested a mother for allegedly attempting to sell her eight-year-old daughter for sex - for $100. The woman made arrangements online with a man from Nebraska.
Federal law enforcement officials say a large weapons cache seized in the Texas border town of Laredo was likely heading to Mexico. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents and other law enforcement agencies teamed up to stop a large quantity of semi-automatic weapons, ammunition, and ballistic armor from being smuggled to Mexican drug cartels in Nuevo Laredo.
The father of the tearful two-year-old Honduran girl who became theface of the “family separation” news coveragesays that his young daughter was never actually separated from her mother when caught by U.S.
Leaders of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) said actor Peter Fonda is "a domestic terrorist."
Federal agents found a 6-year-old boy abandoned at the Arizona borderwith Mexico by a human smuggler arranged by his parents. Federal officials must decide what to do with a young boy whose parents placed him in a life-threatening situation to have him join them in the United States.
A sheriff in far-West Texas ordered his deputies not to accept off-duty work requests to protect a children's shelter operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump were both faced with the issue of unaccompanied minors and family units following the passage of a law by a Democrat-controlled Congress and signed by President George W.
A Democrat State Senator finally resigned his seat in the Texas Legislature following 11 federal convictions for fraud and bribery. The Senator delayed his resignation until days before a sentencing hearing where he could face decades in prison.
Border Patrol agents rescued a woman traveling with three children not her own after they became stranded in the middle of the Rio Grande River border with Mexico.
A human smuggling operation involving at least three vehicles left five illegal immigrants dead after one of the cars crashed while attempting to flee Texas sheriff's deputies and Border Patrol agents.
Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo Sector rescued an illegal immigrant abandoned on a ranch without water.
Five people who may have been illegal immigrants died on Sunday following a rollover crash in Big Wells, Texas. The crash appears to be connected to a human smuggling effort.
Immigration agents teamed up with Border Patrol agents and Eagle Pass Police Department officer to remove 47 illegal immigrants from a stash house located near the Mexican border.
Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents arrested eight more Bangladeshi nationals after they illegally crossed the border into Texas. This brings the total number of Bangladeshi nationals arrested this fiscal year in the Laredo Sector alone to 322.
A drug smuggler died in a rollover crash near Laredo, Texas, while attempting to flee from Border Patrol agents. Agents found five large bundles of marijuana inside the SUV following the June 14th crash.
Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents battled strong currents and high water to rescue seven illegal immigrants left stranded in the middle of the Rio Grande River.
The Border Patrol agent shot on Tuesday was attacked by "multiple assailants," Tucson Sector officials stated. An update released Wednesday by the sector chief confirms much of the original reporting from Tuesday by Breitbart Texas.
Texas and U.S. law enforcement officials in San Antonio, Texas, found a group of illegal immigrants being smuggled in the back of a tractor-trailer. Human smugglers transported the migrants in an air-conditioned trailer which prevented any serious injury or illness.
The approaching summer heat in South Texas is causing an increase in demand for Border Patrol search and rescue resources. Agents in the Rio Grande Valley and Del Rio Sectors are seeing more situations where migrants are placed in danger by cartel-connected human smugglers.
Border Patrol Agents teamed up with local, state, and other federal law enforcement partners to shut down four human smuggling stash houses in South Texas. The raids over a two-day period resulted in the apprehension of 159 illegal immigrants.
Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents discovered more than $2.5 million in cocaine at a checkpoint located about 80 miles north of the Texas-Mexico border.
Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents arrested nine more Bangladeshi nationals last week. This brings the total number of Bangladeshi migrants arrested in the Laredo Sector this fiscal year to more than 300.
A group of San Antonio law enforcement officers honored a fallen police officer by escorting her to her high school graduation on Saturday. The young woman was a toddler when her father, a San Antonio Police Officer was killed in December 2001 by a suspected drunk driver.
A Texas judge handed down a 6-year prison sentence to a female cheerleading coach who pleaded guilty to having sex with a 15-year-old boy while she was pregnant.
New Mexico State Police investigators are searching for a man accused of injuring his child so badly that he is not expected to live. Police believe the man may be attempting to flee to Mexico to avoid prosecution.
Cross-border cooperation between Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents and Mexican law enforcement officials led to the rescue of 24 migrants being held in a stash house in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.
Quick responses from Laredo Sector Border Patrol rescue teams resulted in the saving of two lost migrants' lives after their human smugglers abandoned them without water. The incidents occurred over a two-day period on ranches near Laredo and Hebbronville.
Police in Houston, Texas, released video that shows the lead-up to a man allegedly running over his ex-girlfriend three times, leaving her dead in the street. Officers say the man, a previously deported Salvadoran illegal immigrant, also ran over three men who were standing near her at the time.
Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents rescued more than 50 migrants from dangerous conditions in three separate incidents. Two involved packing migrants amidst cargo inside a tractor-trailer while the third involved 13 people stuffed in an SUV.
The apprehension of illegal immigrants along the southwest border with Mexico jumped 160 percent in May 2018 compared to the previous year. May apprehensions also increased by 1.9 percent over April 2018.
Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector found three deceased illegal immigrants in less than one day. The dead were found in separate locations.
A report from Syracuse University shows that prosecution in April 2018 of migrants illegally crossing the border jumped more than 160percent over April 2017 prosecutions. The April numbers also increase a 30 percent over March 2018 numbers.
Chicago police and EMS rushed to the scene of a call about an unresponsive child. When they arrived, authorities found the lifeless body of an 11-year-old boy who became the latest victim of Chicago's rampant gun violence.
Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector stopped sex offenders and gang members from making their way to their U.S. destinations over the weekend.
U.S. Border Patrol agents came under attack as they attempted to stop a group of marijuana smugglers from bringing their load into the U.S. The agents seized 87 pounds as a result near Brownsville, Texas.
Border Patrol agents took a fugitive alleged child sex offender off the streets after responding to a call for assistance from local police in New Mexico. The agents identified the man as a previously deported Mexican national wanted on a charge of "Criminal Sexual Penetration of a Minor.
A National Guardsman assigned to assist the Del Rio Border Patrol Sector helped recover a Honduran toddler whose father allegedly kidnapped him before crossing the border illegally into Texas.
Border Patrol agents are increasingly rescuing illegal immigrants after they are abandoned in the hot climates along the border in Arizona and Texas.
A report from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reveals the dangers New York City residents are placed in by local officials who ignore immigration detainers and release jailed criminal immigrants to commit more crimes.
Two brothers, one serving in the National Guard and the other serving in the U.S. Border Patrol, are teamed up in Operation Guardian Support to help secure the Texas border with Mexico.
Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents arrested 18 more illegal immigrants from Bangladesh this week. The arrests came in separate incidents.
Border Patrol agents are ramping up efforts to prevent migrant deaths as the heat of the South Texas summer begins to build. Agents are increasing crackdowns on human smuggling stash houses and the smuggling of migrants in tractor-trailers and other trucks.
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey ordered the deployment of one of the state's National Guard helicopters to Texas in support of Operation Guardian Support. The helicopter and five guardsmen will assist U.S.
The San Diego Sector Border Patrol announced the arrival of 108 California National Guardsmen. The troops were deployed to support President Donald Trump's Operation Guardian effort to provide additional security along the southwestern border with Mexico.
Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors and at least one federal judge appear to not be executing Attorney General Jeff Sessions' policy of zero tolerance for illegal border crossers.
Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested several criminal aliens attempting to sneak around immigration checkpoints located about 80 miles north of the Mexican border.
Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo Sector saved the lives of nearly 700 illegal immigrants this fiscal year while being smuggled into the U.S.
Members of the South Carolina National Guard are deploying to Texas to join in the effort to help secure the U.S. border with Mexico. The National Guardsmen will bring aerial surveillance helicopters and support crews to help Border Patrol agents in interdicting illegal border crossings.
Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a convicted sex offender as he allegedly attempted to smuggle four illegal immigrants into southwestern Arizona. The alleged human smuggler has an extensive history of criminal convictions including "lewd and lascivious acts with a minor under 14," officials stated.
Border Patrol agents in the Laredo Sector are sounding the alarm after they recently apprehended two Syrian nationals who illegally crossed the border from Mexico into South Texas.
A Texas sheriff's deputy seized nearly $3 million in methamphetamine following a routine traffic stop between San Antonio and Houston. The deputy, and his K-9 partner, routinely make multi-million dollar drug seizures and find large quantities of cash proceeds from narcotics trafficking.
A school district in Conroe, Texas, suspended a 12-year-old autistic student for allegedly "brandishing" an "imaginary rifle." The teacher reportedly claimed to have felt threatened by the child's gestures, according to the child's parents.
Border Patrol agents in the Laredo Sector arrested a pair of migrants who claimed to be part of the "caravan." Agents apprehended the two Honduran nationals in separate incidents after they illegally crossed the border from Mexico into South Texas on Sunday.
A previously deported MS-13 member used an infant as cover during his re-entry attempt. He used the child to pose as a "family unit."
Border Patrol agents in the Laredo Sector discovered 36 illegal immigrants packed into a tiny stash house while assisting officers from the Laredo Police Department on Monday.
Border Patrol agents in the Laredo Sector arrested an illegal immigrant with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) protection after they reportedly found him in possession of a firearm.
Drug smugglers attempting to move nearly 300 pounds of marijuana into the U.S. deployed potentially deadly weapons against pursuing Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents. Two days later, a pair of human smugglers used their vehicle as a weapon and struck a Border Patrol vehicle -- injuring the agent inside.
Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) said he doesn't understand what the State of Texas is asking for in filing a lawsuit to end the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
A jury in Fort Bend County, Texas, handed down a sentence of life in prisonwithout parole to a Salvadoran national who is illegally present in the U.S.
A Texas woman prayed for a suicidal man as police attempted to talk him down from jumping to his death. Other bystanders spent their time taking cell phone photos of the impending tragedy while others shouted obscenities at him.
Border Patrol agents in the Laredo Sector arrested an additional 15 Bangladeshi nationals this week. This brings the total number of Bangladeshi nationals arrested in the Laredo Sector this year to 224.
While media focused on a few hundred "caravan migrants" in April, the number of apprehensions of people illegally crossing the U.S. southwest border with Mexico continued to increase for the fourth straight month.
Members of the "migrant caravan" camping near the U.S. border with Mexico may be impacted by Congressional action taken earlier this year to limit detention bed capacity in immigration processing centers.
Immigrant groups are claiming that an additional 28 members of the "migrant caravan" have been allowed to cross through the port of entry in San Ysidro, California.
The seven-state coalition that filed a lawsuit against the federal government to stop the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program created by President Barack Obama is asking the judge to issue a nationwide preliminary injunction.