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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.

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.

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