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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.

July Arrests of Migrant Families at Border Up 173 Percent over 2017

July Arrests of Migrant Families at Border Up 173 Percent over 2017

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.

Two MS-13 Members Busted in Texas near Border

Two MS-13 Members Busted in Texas near Border

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.

One Migrant Died, Others Rescued in Scorching Texas Heat

One Migrant Died, Others Rescued in Scorching Texas Heat

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.

Texas Mother Arrested for Selling Her Son, Say Police

Texas Mother Arrested for Selling Her Son, Say Police

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 Arrests Gang Members, Child Molesters in South Texas

Border Patrol Arrests Gang Members, Child Molesters in South Texas

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.

Border Patrol Agents Seize $1 Million in Heroin at NM Checkpoint

Border Patrol Agents Seize $1 Million in Heroin at NM Checkpoint

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.

ICE: Large Weapons Cache Seized En Route to Mexico

ICE: Large Weapons Cache Seized En Route to Mexico

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.

Migrant Boy Left to Die on Border After Parent's Smuggler Abandons Him

Migrant Boy Left to Die on Border After Parent's Smuggler Abandons Him

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.

Democrat Texas State Senator Resigns Following Convictions

Democrat Texas State Senator Resigns Following Convictions

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.

Human Smugglers Kill 5 Migrants in Texas Rollover Crash

Human Smugglers Kill 5 Migrants in Texas Rollover Crash

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.

Human Stash House Raided in Texas Border Town

Human Stash House Raided in Texas Border Town

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.

WATCH: Texas Cops Find 55 Migrants, Children Smuggled in Tractor-Trailer

WATCH: Texas Cops Find 55 Migrants, Children Smuggled in Tractor-Trailer

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.

Migrant Rescues, Deaths Rise Along Texas Border

Migrant Rescues, Deaths Rise Along Texas Border

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.

159 Migrants Found in Four South Texas Stash Houses

159 Migrants Found in Four South Texas Stash Houses

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.

Texas Cops Escort Daughter of Fallen Officer to Graduation

Texas Cops Escort Daughter of Fallen Officer to Graduation

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.

Border Patrols Agents Save Dehydrated Migrants on Texas Ranches

Border Patrols Agents Save Dehydrated Migrants on Texas Ranches

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.

Previously Deported Salvadoran Runs Over Ex-Girlfriend 3 Times, Say Officials

Previously Deported Salvadoran Runs Over Ex-Girlfriend 3 Times, Say Officials

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.

May Arrests of Illegal Border Crossers Up 160 Percent

May Arrests of Illegal Border Crossers Up 160 Percent

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.

Chicago Gun Violence Claims Life of 11-Year-Old Boy

Chicago Gun Violence Claims Life of 11-Year-Old Boy

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.

Smugglers Attack Border Patrol Agents with Rocks

Smugglers Attack Border Patrol Agents with Rocks

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 Arrest Previous Deportee Wanted for Child Rape Charge

Border Patrol Agents Arrest Previous Deportee Wanted for Child Rape Charge

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.

Border Patrol Agents Work to Prevent Migrant Deaths as Heat Rises

Border Patrol Agents Work to Prevent Migrant Deaths as Heat Rises

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 National Guard Deploys Assets to Texas Border

Alabama National Guard Deploys Assets to Texas Border

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.

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