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Drowned Migrant's Body Recovered from Texas Border River

Drowned Migrant's Body Recovered from Texas Border River

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents recovered the body of a migrant who apparently drowned during an illegal border crossing. The recovery took place not far from the scene where agents rescued 17 migrants earlier in the week.

Border Patrol Agents Rescue Four Migrants Abandoned by Human Smugglers

Border Patrol Agents Rescue Four Migrants Abandoned by Human Smugglers

Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents rescued four migrants who had been abandoned on Texas ranches. Sheriff's office officials in Brooks county reported 50 migrant deaths during 2018 on these ranches located about 80 miles north of the Texas-Mexico border.

110 Migrants Climbing Outdated Border Fence Caught on Camera

110 Migrants Climbing Outdated Border Fence Caught on Camera

Surveillance video captured the moment when more than 110 migrants exploited outdated fencing technology to cross the U.S.-Mexico Border on Monday. The end of the footage shows a human smuggler running away from the fence with a ladder on his back.

Two MS-13 Gang Members Stopped After Crossing Arizona Border

Two MS-13 Gang Members Stopped After Crossing Arizona Border

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents stopped two members of the hyperviolent transnational MS-13 gang from successfully making their way into the U.S. on Tuesday. One has a record of being deported after criminal convictions.

Twice-Deported Migrant Raped and Impregnated Teen, Say Police

Twice-Deported Migrant Raped and Impregnated Teen, Say Police

Law enforcement officials in California say a twice-deported illegal immigrant kidnapped, raped, and impregnated a 15-year-old girl. The alleged assault became known after the young girl delivered a baby at a local hospital.

Deported Killer Exploits Outdated Border Fence to Enter Arizona

Deported Killer Exploits Outdated Border Fence to Enter Arizona

Border Patrol agents in the Yuma Sector apprehended a previously deported criminal alien who exploited outdated barrier fencing to re-enter the U.S. Agents later determined the Mexican man was convicted by a California court for involuntary manslaughter.

Four Women Convicted for Setting Migrant Water Stations in U.S. Wildlife Refuge

Four Women Convicted for Setting Migrant Water Stations in U.S. Wildlife Refuge

A federal court in Arizona convicted four women after they left containers of water in the desert for migrants who illegally entered the U.S. from Mexico. The volunteers for a non-profit group illegally entered the Cabeza Prieta refuge and left water jugs to help migrants make their trek across the desert.

NC Police Arrest 2 Illegal Immigrants, MS-13 Member for Alleged Meth Trafficking

NC Police Arrest 2 Illegal Immigrants, MS-13 Member for Alleged Meth Trafficking

Police in Gaston County, North Carolina, arrested three illegal immigrants on charges of trafficking approximately $200,000 in methamphetamine. One of the suspects is reportedly a previously deported MS-13 member who was recently arrested and released in neighboring Mecklenburg County.

WATCH: Alleged Burglar Takes Little Girl to Work

WATCH: Alleged Burglar Takes Little Girl to Work

A security camera outside a flower shop in Tulsa, Oklahoma, shows the shocking image of an alleged burglar who brought a little girl along as he attempts a break-in.

Death of Fire Captain's Son Brings Illegal Immigration Debate Home

Death of Fire Captain's Son Brings Illegal Immigration Debate Home

The death of a Knoxville, Tennessee, fire captain's son brought the debate over illegal immigration to a very local level. Franco Cambrany Francisco-Eduardo is now in the custody of immigration officials after allegedly killing the young man in a multi-vehicle crash.

Texas Sheriff Blames Unsecured Border for Deaths of 49 Migrants in 2018

Texas Sheriff Blames Unsecured Border for Deaths of 49 Migrants in 2018

A Texas sheriff blames the deaths of 49 migrants in his county on the failure of the federal government to secure the U.S.-Mexico Border. This county, located about 80 miles north, is one of the deadliest in the nation for migrants utilizing the cartel-connected human smuggling trail.

300 Migrants Apprehended in Arizona Desert in 24 Hours

300 Migrants Apprehended in Arizona Desert in 24 Hours

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended two large groups of Central American migrants who illegally crossed the Mexican border into Arizona. The groups consisted mostly of family units and unaccompanied minors.

Migrant Assaults Border Patrol Agent with Rock During Arrest

Migrant Assaults Border Patrol Agent with Rock During Arrest

A Mexican migrant assaulted a Tucson Sector Border Patrol agent after illegally crossing the border from Mexico on December 19. The agent had to be taken to a hospital for injuries sustained after being struck in the head with a rock.

$2.3M in Cocaine, Meth Found in Two Border Busts, Say Feds

$2.3M in Cocaine, Meth Found in Two Border Busts, Say Feds

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than $1 in cocaine at an immigration checkpoint between the border and San Antonio, Texas. Customs and Border Protection officers also seized $1.3M in methamphetamine in a border crossing smuggling attempt.

CBP Releases Detailed Timeline Regarding Guatemalan Girl's Death

CBP Releases Detailed Timeline Regarding Guatemalan Girl's Death

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials released a detailed timeline relating to the death of seven-year-old Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin. The young girl crossed the New Mexico-Mexico border on December 6 as part of a group of 163 migrants and died shortly after midnight on December 8.

Three Sex Offenders Arrested in Single Day After Crossing Texas Border

Three Sex Offenders Arrested in Single Day After Crossing Texas Border

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents stopped three sex offenders from successfully re-entering the U.S. after they illegally crossed the border into Texas. Two of the criminal aliens had convictions for sexual offenses against children -- the third for sexual battery.

Smuggler Packs 19 Migrants in Pickup Truck near Texas Border

Smuggler Packs 19 Migrants in Pickup Truck near Texas Border

Border Patrol agents in the Laredo Sector stopped a human smuggling attempt where a driver packed 19 migrants into a pickup truck. The driver managed to escape after fleeing the scene, leaving his cargo behind.

Man Who Shot 3 Texas Cops Allegedly Threatened to Kill Girlfriend over $360

Man Who Shot 3 Texas Cops Allegedly Threatened to Kill Girlfriend over $360

HOUSTON, Texas -- Police say Daniel Abraham Trevino shot two officers from the Texas Attorney General's Office (OAG) and a Harris County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) deputy as they attempted to serve felony warrants related to a protective order violation and allegations of felony domestic violence.

MS-13 Member Arrested with Children near Texas Border

MS-13 Member Arrested with Children near Texas Border

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a member of the transnational criminal gang known as Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) on Friday. The agents found the gang member traveling with two children and a group of nine other migrants.

Bangladeshi Migrants Rescued from Drowning on Texas Border

Bangladeshi Migrants Rescued from Drowning on Texas Border

Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo Sector rescued a group of Bangladeshi nationals after they nearly drowned in the Rio Grande. The sector led the nation in Fiscal Year 2018 for the apprehension of Bangladeshi migrants.

Border Patrol Arrests Illegal Immigrant with Child Porn

Border Patrol Arrests Illegal Immigrant with Child Porn

Border Patrol agents in the Laredo Sector reportedly arrested an illegal immigrant in possession of child porn after he crossed the border from Mexico. The agents discovered the man's illicit images after detaining him with a migrant group.

ICE Arrests 4-Time Deported Mexican National in New York

ICE Arrests 4-Time Deported Mexican National in New York

U.S. immigration officers arrested a Mexican national in New York who had been deported from the U.S. on four separate occasions. In addition to the removals, the man has a lengthy criminal history.

Migrant Apprehensions Along U.S.-Mexico Border Up 30 Percent in 2018

Migrant Apprehensions Along U.S.-Mexico Border Up 30 Percent in 2018

The arrests of migrants by Border Patrol agents between ports of entry along the U.S. border with Mexico jumped 30 percent in Fiscal Year 2018. Agents apprehended nearly 400,000 migrants, including more than 150,000 minors and family units.

Three Border Patrol Agents Assaulted in Five Days

Three Border Patrol Agents Assaulted in Five Days

Illegal aliens assaulted three El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents in separated incidents over a five-day period. The agents did not sustain major injuries during the attacks.

WATCH: Border Wall Construction Underway in El Paso

WATCH: Border Wall Construction Underway in El Paso

A video released this week shows the opening stages of a construction project in El Paso, Texas, ordered by President Donald Trump. The project is replacing a four-mile segment of fencing with upgraded wall technology.

Assault Incidents Against Border Patrol Agents Up 18 Percent in 2018

Assault Incidents Against Border Patrol Agents Up 18 Percent in 2018

Border Patrol agents continue to be the most assaulted of federal law enforcement officers, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). This fiscal year (through August 31), Border Patrol agents became victims of assault 619 times.

Previously Deported Rapist Arrested for Illegal Re-Entry in Arizona

Previously Deported Rapist Arrested for Illegal Re-Entry in Arizona

Border Patrol agents in Arizona arrested a previously deported rapist after he illegally re-entered the U.S. from Mexico. Immigration officials deported the Salvadoran national in 2013 following a conviction in New York for second-degree rape.

Border Patrol Agents in Texas Town Apprehend 300 Migrants in One Day

Border Patrol Agents in Texas Town Apprehend 300 Migrants in One Day

Border Patrol officials in the Rio Grande Valley Sector say they are being "inundated" with large groups of migrant families and unaccompanied minors. In one day, they apprehended nearly 3o0 in a small border area near Granjeno, Texas.

Report: Border Wall Prototypes Breached, Broken During Tests

Report: Border Wall Prototypes Breached, Broken During Tests

Initial tests of President Donald Trump's border wall prototypes show the structures fail to meet the "non penetrable" criteria, according to a government report. Study crews were able to breach a wall and in at least one case, make a prototype unstable.

Human Smugglers Leave Migrants to Die in California Desert

Human Smugglers Leave Migrants to Die in California Desert

Human smugglers abandoned three migrants in the Southern California desert, leaving them to die. In two separate incidents, two migrants died and Border Patrol agents managed to rescue a pregnant woman.

Arizona Border Patrol Agents Spot 188 Migrants in 33 Hours

Arizona Border Patrol Agents Spot 188 Migrants in 33 Hours

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested nearly 200 migrants, including families and unaccompanied minors, during a 33-hour period after they illegally crossed from Mexico. The sector has witnessed an increase of more than 100 percent of migrants attempting to make the dangerous trek across the Arizona desert.

Texas Sheriff Seizes Guns, Roosters in Suspected Cartel-Connected Meth House

Texas Sheriff Seizes Guns, Roosters in Suspected Cartel-Connected Meth House

An East Texas sheriff seized drugs, guns, roosters, and dogs during a pre-dawn raid of a rundown house with possible connections to a Mexican drug cartel. The seizures followed the discovery of drugs being smuggled to county jail inmates performing outside-the-jail work duties.ates on outside work tasks.

Armed Arizona Mom Took Her Kids on Human Smuggling Run, Say Feds

Armed Arizona Mom Took Her Kids on Human Smuggling Run, Say Feds

An Arizona mother, armed with a sidearm, took four children along for a human smuggling ride Sunday evening. The woman appeared to use three of her own children and a 5-year-old nephew as cover while she allegedly attempted to smuggle an illegal immigrant through a Border Patrol inspection checkpoint.

Another Deceased Migrant Found on South Texas Ranch

Another Deceased Migrant Found on South Texas Ranch

Border Patrol agents from the Laredo Sector received a call from the Webb County Sheriff's Office about a deceased migrant found on a ranch near the Texas border with Mexico.

MS-13 Mother and Child Arrested near South Texas Border

MS-13 Mother and Child Arrested near South Texas Border

Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested several Salvadoran nationals who illegally crossed the border from Mexico. They were identified as members of the hyperviolent transnational criminal gang known as Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13).

Border Patrol Agent Assaulted near South Texas Border

Border Patrol Agent Assaulted near South Texas Border

An illegal immigrant allegedly assaulted a U.S. Border Patrol agent from the Rio Grande Valley Sector in an apparent effort to avoid arrest for unlawfully crossing the border from Mexico.

Border Patrol Agents Find Deceased Migrant, Rescue Two Others

Border Patrol Agents Find Deceased Migrant, Rescue Two Others

Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector rescued two migrants who had become lost on ranches near the Texas border with Mexico. In a separate incident, agents recovered the body of a migrant who drowned while attempting to cross the river.

54 Guatemalan Nationals Arrested at Texas Border

54 Guatemalan Nationals Arrested at Texas Border

Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested a large group of migrants on Tuesday afternoon. The group included men, women, and children from Guatemala.

Border Patrol Agents Arrest MS-13 Member in Smuggling Attempt

Border Patrol Agents Arrest MS-13 Member in Smuggling Attempt

Border Patrol agents assigned to the Falfurrias Checkpoint foiled a human smuggling attempt and discovered a member of the hyperviolent MS-13 gang. The smuggler's cargo included eight illegal immigrants concealed in a pickup truck.

5 Migrants Found Dead in Texas After Illegally Crossing Border

5 Migrants Found Dead in Texas After Illegally Crossing Border

Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector assisted in the recovery of five deceased migrants between Friday and Sunday. More than 80 migrants have died this year in this one sector after illegally crossing the border.

Border Patrol Agents Find 27 Migrants Locked in Rental Trucks

Border Patrol Agents Find 27 Migrants Locked in Rental Trucks

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: National Guard, Border Patrol Crack Down on Smuggling

PHOTOS: National Guard, Border Patrol Crack Down on Smuggling

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.

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