Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents rescued 27 migrants from a freezing trailer at an immigration checkpoint.
MixedTimes - Bob Price
Del Rio Sector Border Patrol officials report a recent increase in the number of migrants from Africa being apprehended after illegally crossing from Mexico.
The apprehension of migrant families illegally crossing the border from Mexico in November fell by nearly 90 percent from the peak in May. Border Patrol officials cited closed loopholes in immigration and asylum laws as having a direct impact on the reduction of illegal border crossings by migrant families.
An Air and Marine Operations (AMO) aircrew intercepted two drug-smuggling boats resulting in the seizure of nearly $82 million in cocaine. One incident happened in the eastern Pacific Ocean while the second took place in the westernCaribbean Sea.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to El Paso Sector found more than a half-pound of methamphetamine inside the vagina of an alleged drug smuggler.
Border Patrol agents rescued nearly 5,000 migrants during Fiscal Year 2019. Those include many women and children from the Rio Grande and others in distress in the arid ranches or deserts.
Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended nine migrants after a human smuggler crashed his pickup truck through a Texas rancher's gate. The driver managed to avoid arrest after fleeing into the brush.
EXCLUSIVE: No One Crosses River Without Payments to Mexican Cartels, Says Texas Border Sector Asst. Chief
Del Rio Sector Assistant Chief Patrol Agent Brady Waikel told Breitbart News that "nothing crosses the river in this area without a payment being made" to Mexican cartels.
CBP Air and Marine Operations crews assisted in the interdiction of two offshore incidents this week. The interdictions led to the apprehension of 34 migrants and the arrest of at least four human smugglers.
Brooks County officials recovered the skeletal remains of a deceased migrant on a Texas ranch located about 80 miles from the Mexican border. The recovery marks the 43rd of such in this single county in 2019.
San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents rescued 22 migrants from California wilderness areas during a 24-hour period ending on Friday. The rescues followed the onset of bad weather in the area.
Rescue beacons placed in the Arizona desert by Tucson Sector Border Patrol officials led to the rescue of five migrants on Monday.
San Diego Sector Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers found a Mexican migrant bolted into a compartment underneath a car passenger seat at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry on Wednesday.
Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents teamed up with ICE Homeland Security Investigations agents and local law enforcement to rescue a large group of migrants from a stash house near the Texas border with Mexico.
Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended migrants from at least 30 different nations since the beginning of October. Sector officials report significant variations in the demographic nationalities of migrants being apprehended this fiscal year.
President Donald Trump told Bill O'Reilly he will designate some Mexican cartels as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO). His comments came during an interview released on Tuesday.
MADERO, Texas -- A female Border Patrol agent assigned to a Rio Grande Valley Sector riverine unit said she faces the dangerous work with her "trust in God.
El Centro Sector Border Patrol K-9 agent "Pecky" will retire at the end of November. Her retirement concludes more than 10 years of service with the Border Patrol and the interdiction of approximately 2.5 tons of various drugs.
The State of California honored an immigration detainer placed on a previously deported violent Mexican national. The criminal alien returned to the U.S. after being deported in 1999 and received a conviction for voluntary manslaughter in 2003.
The pursuit of a human smuggler which began in California and crossed into Arizona ended in a major crash that sent one innocent motorist to a hospital.
Laredo Sector Border Patrol riverine agents rescued a migrant from possibly drowning in a creek near the Rio Grande. The migrant struggled to stay afloat after illegally entering the river to cross into the U.S.
A federal jury in Oklahoma found a Mexican national, illegally present in the U.S., guilty on charges of attempting to entice an 11-year-old girl into meeting him for sex and for possessing a fraudulent immigration document.
Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents arrested eight human smugglers as they disrupted three attempts near the Texas border with Mexico. The busts led to the apprehension of nine migrants.
Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 200 migrants who crossed the border illegally from Mexico during a five-hour period Saturday night. The apprehensions come as cartel-connected human smugglers continue to utilize the tactic of crossing large groups to tie-up Border Patrol agents in the area.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Joint Task Force – West (JTF-W) Director Manuel Padilla, Jr. told Breitbart News that physical barriers on the U.S. southern border actually do matter during a 45-minute exclusive interview.
A Texas sheriff's office deputy recovered the body of a deceased migrant on a ranch located about 80 miles north of the Mexican border. This is the forty-third body or set of skeletal remains belonging to a deceased migrant in this single Texas county this year.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Joint Task Force - West (JTF-W) Director Manuel Padilla, Jr. told Breitbart News that having a secure border with Mexico is a "matter of national security" during a 45-minute exclusive interview.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Joint Task Force-West (JTF-W) Director Manuel Padilla, Jr. told Breitbart News that illegal immigration creates problems for migrants' countries of origin during a recent 45-minute exclusive video interview.
Exclusive Video: Pregnant Migrant Beaten for Crossing Texas Border Without Paying Gulf Cartel Fee, Says JTFW Director
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Joint Task Force-West (JTF-W) Director Manuel Padilla, Jr. told Breitbart News about a pregnant migrant woman who cartel smugglers beat because she did not pay to cross the border.
Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended three Chinese migrants and arrested an alleged human smuggler immediately after the migrants crossed the border from Mexico. The incident occurred as Breitbart Texas joined McAllen Station riverine agents on a patrol of the Rio Grande.
U.S. Border Patrol agents, a Customs and Border Protection aircrew, and local law enforcement officers teamed up to raid a human smuggling stash house near the Texas border.
A Tucson Sector Border Patrol agent shot a Russian migrant during a struggle near the Arizona-Mexico border. Neither the agent nor the migrant sustained life-threatening injuries.
The apprehension of migrants who illegally cross the border between ports of entry by Border Patrol agents dropped by 73 percent during the past five months. The numbers fell by nearly 100,000 from the peak in May where nearly 133,000 to just over 35,000 in October.
LAREDO, Texas -- A border county medical examiner's office is now packed beyond capacity with the remains of migrants who died while or shortly after crossing from Mexico.
A Texas sheriff's deputy recovered the skeletal remains of a migrant who apparently died on a ranch while attempting to circumvent the immigration checkpoint in Brooks County.
Border Patrol agents and U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested multiple felons, including a convicted killer, attempting to cross the southwest border from Mexico.
U.S. Representative Chip Roy (R-TX) renewed his call for the Department of State to designate certain Mexican cartel factions as Foreign Terrorist Organizations. The designation would bring additional law enforcement tools into play for officials attempting to combat the impact of these cartels on the U.S.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested six Chinese migrants attempting to sneak through a border crossing in California. Smugglers hid the Chinese migrants behind a false wall in a moving truck.
Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a Honduran migrant wanted in Galveston, Texas, for drug possession charges. The man had just illegally crossed from Mexico.
Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents disrupted seven human smuggling attempts, leading to the arrest of 11 smugglers and 27 migrants over the past weekend. The foreign nationals came from the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico.
Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents teamed up with a CBP Air and Marine Operations (AMO) aircrew and the Texas Department of Public Safety to stop two human smuggling events.
Tucson Sector Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than 300 pounds of drugs and eight loaded weapons being smuggled into the U.S. through Arizona ports of entry over the weekend.
Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a twice deported Honduran man who was reportedly armed with a pistol before his arrest. The agents found him with a group of 15 migrants.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested two men at Laredo ports of entry with outstanding warrants for sex crimes against children in Houston. Officials identified one of the men as a U.S.
Officials say an El Paso Sector Border Patrol agent exchanged gunfire with a subject on Monday morning in Sunland Park, New Mexico. The agent returned fire, striking and killing the alleged shooter.
Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents disrupted a complex human smuggling incident involving multiple vehicles. The interdiction of the vehicles led to the arrests of six suspected human smugglers and 14 Mexican migrants, according to a Friday announcement.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials announced the construction start of eight miles of a new border wall barrier system in the nation's busiest sector. The construction project covers eight miles of the Rio Grande border where no barrier currently exists.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials report that as many as 25 criminal aliens could be released from a sanctuary county jail in North Carolina. This list includes 11 migrants charged with sexual offenses against children.
A Kinney County Sheriff's Office deputy arrested an armed human smuggler as he attempted to sneak four illegal aliens into the U.S. interior. Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents also found another handgun near the scene of a second foiled human smuggling attempt.
Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a group of 51 migrants who attempted to sneak into the U.S. illegally.
A Facebook Live video appears to capture several minutes of a vehicle pursuit where an alleged human smuggler with ten migrants onboard claims to be attempting to outrun law enforcement.
Border Patrol officials say communities along the border are safer following the completion of 74 miles of improved border wall systems. Those systems include 30-foot bollard walls, new border access roads, lighting, and electronic surveillance.
A Del Rio Texas federal grand jury handed down indictments against a Texas mother and her daughter for their alleged roles in a fraudulent migrant family human smuggling scheme.
A clash between rival criminal gangs in southwest Mexico resulted in the deaths of nine cartel operatives on Wednesday night. Police made the grisly discovery after responding to reports of numerous dead males observed on a roadway in the pacific coast state of Guerrero.
Laredo Sector Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested a Mexican man with U.S. resident alien status as he attempted to re-enter the U.S. The migrant is wanted in Houston for Super Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child under the age of six.
A Tucson Sector Border Patrol K-9 detected heroin being smuggled by a Mexican woman legally present in the U.S. Officials said the woman hid a "bundle of heroin in her groin.
El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents rescued three severely dehydrated migrants in the Jacumba Mountain Wilderness area Sunday.
A Border Patrol agent working near the Texas Border fired multiple shots at a group of migrants who attacked during a traffic stop. Two gunshots fired by the agent struck one of the attacking migrants.
El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two previously deported sex offenders as they attempted to illegally make their way into California. Both men received previous convictions for sexual offenses against children and were removed from the U.S.
Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents rescued nine migrants from a stash house after stopping an attempt to move a separate group through an inland immigration checkpoint.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Laredo Sector apprehended 55 pounds of methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine in two separate smuggling events.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Laredo Sector apprehended 55 pounds of methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine in two separate smuggling events.
Houlton Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended three migrants from three countries after stopping to assist a stranded motorist. Two of the migrants entered the U.S. illegally along the southern border while the third overstayed a visa.
Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents rescued two Central American migrants after they nearly drowned in the Rio Grande while illegally crossing the border from Mexico.
A Dallas federal court sentenced a five-time deported criminal alien to a 10-year prison term for illegally re-entering the United States after removal. The sentence is the maximum allowed under the federal sentencing guidelines.
Border Patrol agents assigned to the Texas-Mexico border region rescued nine migrant family members in two incidents from possibly drowning while illegally crossing the border from Mexico.
The U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia announced charges against the operator of the world's "largest child sexual exploitation market" and hundreds of others in the U.S.
Laredo Sector Customs and Border Protection officers seized an unusual combination of contraband at a Texas-Mexico port of entry consisting of pork, poultry, and heroin.
HOUSTON, Texas -- Immigration officers arrested a Mexican man who illegally entered the U.S. on at least five prior occasions. The arrest came after the four-time deportee made threats to shoot immigration officers.
New immigration procedures implemented by Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) effectively disbanded a group of 2,000 mostly Central American caravan migrants.
A previously deported Honduran migrant assaulted a U.S. Border Patrol agent at an immigration checkpoint near the Texas border. The agents sustained minor injuries as the driver of the vehicle attempted to drive off during an apprehension attempt.
A Texas sheriff is drawing fire for comments he made in Washington, DC, earlier this week regarding repeat offender drunk drivers who are illegally present in the United States.
Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a member of the "Mexican Mafia" for allegedly smuggling a load of migrants near the Texas border.
The apprehension of migrants who illegally cross the border between ports of entry hit a 12-year high during Fiscal Year 2019, a report published over the weekend reveals.
Border wall construction crews in Arizona are seen migrating Organ Pipe and other protected cacti in a video released by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A 30-foot bollard wall is replacing a five-mile segment of the border that is now separated only by a vehicle barrier.
Yuma and Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested previously deported criminal aliens after they illegally crossed into the U.S.
Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents arrested 12 migrants and recovered a truck that had been stolen from North Texas.
A video released last week by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials captures the moments of a crossing for a large group of migrant families in the Arizona desert.
Border Patrol agents hit a five-year high in the amount of cocaine and methamphetamine seized. The records come despite agents facing inundating numbers of Central American migrants at historic rates.
A Brooks County Sheriff's Office deputy faced the gruesome task of recovering the half-eaten remains of a migrant who died on a Texas ranch about 80 miles from the Mexican border.
Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents found a group of 53 migrants locked in the back of a tractor-trailer after it entered an immigration checkpoint near the Texas border.
A group of 61 retired Massachusetts judges filed an amicus brief in support of a peer charged with obstruction of justice and perjury. The charges against the judge stem from an incident where she allegedly allowed a criminal alien to avoid arrest while in court.
Increased immigration and security efforts by the Mexican government resulted in a decrease in illegal crossings in the United States, allowing El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents to return to capturing smugglers and previously deported criminal aliens.
Deputies with the Brooks County Sheriff's Office recovered the decaying remains of a migrant who attempted to circumvent the Falfurrias Border Patrol Checkpoint earlier this month. Deputies recovered 35 bodies or skeletal remains so far this year.
Attorneys for a Mexican migrant who assaulted a Laredo Sector Border Patrol agent told the court he believed the agent was a cow at the time. He assaulted the agent with a flashlight.
HOUSTON, Texas -- Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke is "done in Texas," Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick said in response to the Democratic presidential candidate's promise to confiscate AR-15s.
A federal court in Indianapolis sentenced the twice-deported Guatemalan man who killed NFL linebacker Edwin Jackson to 42-months in prison for illegal re-entry after removal. The Guatemalan also received 16 years in state prison for his conviction related to the fatal drunk driving crash.
U.S. Border Patrol agents rescued and apprehended more than 3,000 migrants during Fiscal Year 2019 who were abused in the process of human smuggling operations in the U.S.
HOUSTON, Texas -- Deportation officers arrested a thrice-removed Mexican national wanted in connection to a homicide case in California.
Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a twice-deported Mexican national with two previous convictions for sex with a minor.
An off-duty El Paso Sector Border Patrol agent disarmed a gunman in a local restaurant. The gunman reportedly fired an unknown number of shots before being disarmed.
Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended an international fugitive wanted in the United States on a rape allegation and in Mexico for an alleged murder. Elsewhere on the border, Del Rio Sector agents apprehended a previously deported sex offender from Mexico and an MS-13 gang member from El Salvador.
A suspect shot a U.S. Border Patrol agent during an attempted vehicle stop near the Texas border on Friday night. Another agent returned fire striking and killing the shooting suspect.
Houlton Sector Border Patrol agents arrested four Brazilian migrants who initially entered the U.S. legally but overstayed their visas.
Brooks County Sheriff's Office officials recovered the mostly destroyed remains of a migrant who was likely abandoned by human smugglers on a ranch located about 80 miles north of the Mexican border.
Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents arrested 14 human smugglers and 26 migrants at interior immigration checkpoints and on roving patrols near the Texas border with Mexico.
Big Bend Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended 10 Chinese migrants on Tuesday who were illegally present in the U.S. They were caught after being abandoned by a human smuggler.
The apprehension of migrant families by U.S. Border Patrol agents in August jumped by nearly 100 percent over the same month one year ago.
El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents continue to arrest previously deported sex offenders trying to make their way into the sanctuary state of California. So far this year, agents in the sector arrested and removed 21 illegal immigrants who were either convicted or wanted for sexual assault charges after they re-entered the U.S.
Rio Grande Sector Border Patrol agents disrupted multiple human smuggling incidents--including the rescue of 26 migrants from stash houses. They are frequently raped, beaten, and further extorted by groups often connected to Mexican cartels.