U.S. Immigration and Customs and Border Protection agents teamed up to return more than 1,000 Mexican migrants deep into their country's interior under a new Trump Administration program.
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A federal judge in South Texas sentenced two men to federal prison for selling guns to an undercover investigator. The undercover agent told the men the money for the guns, including machine guns, came from Mexico.
Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended an allegedly armed human smuggler during a human smuggling attempt. Del Rio Sector agents have observed an increasing trend in armed human smugglers.
El Paso Sector Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized more than 8,000 rounds of ammunition headed to cartel members in Mexico. The seizure included 16 boxes of 7.62x39 rifle ammunition.
An alleged human smuggler attempting to flee Border Patrol agents in California reportedly injected himself with a heroin-filled syringe after being stopped. The actions of the smuggler placed the lives of the public and five migrants, including a teenager, in danger, officials stated.
San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents rescued two migrants in the mountains near the California border with Mexico. Three others succumbed to the inclement weather conditions despite efforts to save their lives.
The apprehension of migrants illegally crossing the border between ports of entry fell in January by more than 11 percent as an eight-month decline continues. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials believed in early January that the numbers would increase.
El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended two previously deported sex offenders as they attempted to make their way into California over the weekend. The arrests happened in separate incidents east and west of the Calexico West Downtown Port of Entry.
Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a human smuggler and 13 migrants warehoused in a small motel room near Mexico.
Border Patrol officials announced this week that Chief Patrol Agent Brian Hastings will serve as the chief patrol agent of the nation's busiest sector. Hastings is completing a tour as chief of the Law Enforcement Operations Directorate at Border Patrol headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported Mexican national with an allegedly stolen pistol.
The final suspect in the slaying of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry appeared in federal court this week. The man is allegedly the last member of the "rip-crew" involved in Agent Terry's murder to be extradited from Mexico.
Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended 13 migrants with the assistance of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) late last week. The apprehensions, utilizing drones operated by Air and Marine Operations agents from over 100 miles away, led to the apprehension of the migrants in two separate incidents.
Agreements made by the Trump Administration and Mexico regarding immigration, asylum, and border security made a significant impact on stopping the recent Honduran migrant caravan, says the incoming deputy chief of the U.S.
Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents teamed up with other federal and local law enforcement agencies to disrupt an active human smuggling stash house operation. The raid resulted in the rescue of 31 migrants.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and Border Patrol agents arrested two violent fugitives in Texas. The fugitives have warrants in Tennessee and Texas.
A federal jury in Del Rio, Texas, convicted a previously deported Honduran illegal alien for assaulting two U.S. Border Patrol agents in 2018. The agents were forced to shoot the man in self-defense.
Swanton Sector Border Patrol agents arrested three Indian nationals in New York near the Canadian border. One is charged with human smuggling and had a previous order of removal after an illegal entry in 2012.
Drug Enforcement Administration officials announced the discovery of what they are calling the "longest cross-border tunnel" under the California-Mexico boundary. The structure stretches more than three-quarters of a mile near Otay Mesa, California.
Border Patrol agents in the Del Rio and El Paso Sectors continue to apprehend migrants from a wide variety of nations after they illegally cross the border from Mexico.
Officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told reporters on Monday the immediate coronavirus health risk to the general American public is low.
Doctors from the University of Hong Kong warn that governments should implement "draconian measures" to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. The doctors estimate that at least 44,000 people may have been infected in Wuhan alone.
Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a man wanted in Georgia on charges for statutory rape and child molestation after he illegally crossed the border from Mexico into Texas.
Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents disrupted a human smuggling attempt when they found 63 migrants locked in a tractor-trailer at an immigration checkpoint on Interstate 35.
A Chinese health official reports the Wuhan novel coronavirus could be contagious for up to two weeks before a patient becomes symptomatic. This means people who are not yet showing symptoms of coronavirus-related illness could be spreading the virus to other contacts.
The U.S. Department of State ordered employees of the Consulate in Wuhan, China, to evacuate from the city in wake of the spreading novel coronavirus. The order comes as Chinese authorities expand containment responses designed to slow or stop the rapidly spreading virus that has so far killed at least 41 people.
Chinese President Xi Jinping called the accelerating spread of the novel coronavirus a "grave situation" and suspended international tourist travel from his country. The Chinese leader pledged China would "win this battle to beat the epidemic.
The Centers for Disease Control confirmed a second U.S. case involving the novel coronavirus affecting a 60-year-old woman from Chicago who recently returned from Wuhan, China.
Chinese officials closed the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Shanghai Disney, and other tourist venues to contain the novel coronavirus. The move comes at the approach of the Chinese Lunar New Year -- one of the nation's biggest holidays.
Chinese hospitals in Wuhan are being forced to turn away possible coronavirus patients due to overcrowding and a critical shortage of supplies. Companies that manufacture supplies are also having difficulties getting employees to come to work.
Physicians in Brazos County, Texas, are investigating the possibility that a patient who recently returned from Wuhan, China, may be infected with the novel coronavirus. If the patient tests positive, they would be the second confirmed case in the United States.
San Diego Sector Border Patrol officials say an alleged human smuggler assaulted two agents following a vehicle pursuit. Agents found four Mexican nationals who were allegedly smuggled by the driver -- a U.S.
Chinese health officials declared the newly identified Wuhan coronavirus a class-A disease and placed strick precautionary and control measures on affected areas of the country on Wednesday.
SUGARLAND, Texas -- Fort Bend County Sheriff's deputies arrested a six-time deported Honduran criminal alien on charges connected to the hit-and-run death of an 81-year-old woman. Immigration officials confirmed the illegal alien's immigration history and the placement of a detainer to prevent his possible release.
HOUSTON, Texas -- A physician tasked with developing a vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus-type illnesses says this latest virus is the third variant since 2002. The doctor expressed concern about the frequency of new coronavirus contagions.
Chinese health authorities warned the Wuhan coronavirus could mutate and spread further. The comments came as the government of China announced the death toll from the virus reached nine.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials implemented "enhanced health screening" for travelers arriving at key U.S. airports from Wuhan, China. The action by CBP officials follows the first confirmed case of coronavirus in the United States on Tuesday.
A Houlton Sector agent sustained serious injuries while patrolling near the Canadian border. Due to hazardous weather conditions and the mountainous terrain, it took first responders several hours to complete the rescue.
Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents stopped a human smuggling attempt and apprehended a group of multinational migrants who illegally crossed the border from Mexico. The smugglers locked the group in a tractor-trailer.
Officials with the National Border Patrol Council say alleged drug smugglers attacked a female agent as she attempted to help a distressed migrant family. The incident occurred while the agent transported the alleged smugglers.
Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents say they arrested an armed man driving a stolen pickup truck and a female drug smuggler at an interior immigration checkpoint over the weekend.
Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents rescued a migrant who became unresponsive due to dehydration and drug intoxication. The agents found the man with four other migrants on a remote ranch north of the U.S.
Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents kept a violent, previously deported criminal alien and two dangerous gang members from successfully re-entering the U.S.
Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a group of migrants that included Bangladeshi, Chinese, and Haitian nationals. They also arrested a member of the MS-13 gang and a wounded Mexican cartel gunman who fled across the border.
A federal judge in Tucson, Arizona, sentenced a Mexican illegal alien who murdered U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry to life in prison without parole. The sentencing follows a conviction by a federal court jury in February 2019 for the 2010 murder of the federal agent.
The apprehension of migrants crossing the southwest border from Mexico fell in December. A CBP report issued on Thursday shows a drop in apprehensions for the seventh straight month following the implementation of new asylum and border enforcement policies by the Trump administration.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two men wanted for sex offenses in the U.S. and seized nearly a half-million dollars in cocaine at a Texas port of entry over the weekend.
Federal prosecutors filed criminal charges against three illegal aliens for allegedly assaulting Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents on New Year's Eve. Two agents sustained injuries in the attack requiring treatment at a local hospital.
San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents rescued a group of migrants who became stranded atop a new 30-foot border wall. The migrants were abandoned on the wall by their human smugglers.
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) aircrew interdicted a drug-smuggling boat loaded with more than 3,600 pounds of cocaine. Agents on board the aircraft tracked the boat for two days before moving Coast Guard vessels into the area to stop the boat.
Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended ten Chinese migrants following a police pursuit when the Mexican cartel-connected human smuggler refused to stop. Additional migrants escaped over an unsecured section of the border into Mexico.
U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested a previously deported child sex offender after he illegally crossed from Mexico. The arrest happened near a school zone in the same county of his previous conviction.
Border Patrol union officials say multiple Laredo Sector agents were injured after being assaulted by a group of eight suspects who had just crossed the border from Mexico on New Year's Day.
First responders in Brooks County, Texas, attempted to revive a Mexican migrant woman who apparently suffered a heart attack after being abandoned by cartel-connected human smugglers. The woman did not respond to CPR or other techniques and died at the scene.
Border Patrol agents apprehended more than four million migrants who illegally crossed the southwest border with Mexico during the past 10 fiscal years. If these migrants were placed into a single city, it would be larger than Los Angeles by population.
A Spokane Sector Border Patrol agent sustained multiple injuries and his K-9 partner died in a rollover crash early Sunday morning.
While families across the U.S. celebrated Christmas Eve, Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents responded to an emergency beacon in the Arizona desert and rescued a migrant family.
An alleged drug smuggler connected to the Gulf Cartel rammed a U.S. Border Patrol agent's marked patrol vehicle with his pickup truck as he attempted to avoid arrest.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations teamed up with U.S. Border Patrol agents and the Salvation Army to bring Santa Claus and gifts to children throughout the Rio Grande Valley.
Border Patrol agents in Texas and Arizona continue to apprehend previously deported child sex offenders after they illegally re-enter the U.S.
Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents teamed up with local charities to donate hundreds of Christmas gifts to local children.
A group organized by Border Patrol agents recently collected and distributed Christmas and holiday gifts for the children of fallen agents. This marks the organization's fifth year of giving.
U.S. Border Patrol agents and Customs and Border Protection officers arrested multiple child sex offenders after they entered the United States in recent days.
Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents rescued a Honduran man and his seven-year-old son after cartel-connected human smugglers abandoned them on a ranch in one of Texas's deadliest counties for migrants.
Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended nine migrants who fled into the brush following the end of a police pursuit near Bracketteville, Texas. The human smuggler managed to avoid apprehension.
Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents discovered a large group of migrants locked in the cargo area of a tractor-trailer during an inspection at an immigration checkpoint. Agents said the migrants' shirts were marked in a fashion similar to "cargo and commodities.
A federal court in New York sentenced a three-time deported Mexican national to 46 months in prison following his second conviction for felony re-entry after removal. The man, who has an extensive history of drunken driving, also received a 36-month supervised release and deportation order following his November plea agreement.
EAGLE PASS, Texas -- Del Rio Sector Division Chief of Operations Randy Clark discussed the treatment of migrants by cartel-connected human smugglers. The chief recalled an incident where a recently apprehended migrant woman said she let smugglers rape her to protect her daughter.
An alleged human smuggler opened fire on Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents during a vehicle pursuit Monday. The chase began after the alleged human smuggler sped through an immigration checkpoint south of Casa Grande, Arizona.
Exclusive Video: Chaos Erupts in Texas Border Town as Los Zetas Cartel Attempts Complex Smuggling Operation
RIO BRAVO, Texas -- Chaos erupted in a small Texas border town as Los Zetas smugglers launched a complex smuggling operation. Border Patrol agents responded to an illegal crossing that quickly tied up agency resources in the area, enabling smugglers to move higher-value cargo elsewhere.
Border Patrol agents continue to arrest previously deported criminal aliens as they attempt to illegally re-enter the United States. Many of those arrested include violent criminals and sex offenders -- including child sex offenders.
HOUSTON, Texas -- Law enforcement officials and police union leaders across the Lone Star State joined forces to express outrage over a Harris County magistrate judge's decision to set a bond of $150,000 for a man accused of killing a Nassau Bay police officer.
A seven-year-old Guatemalan girl died in Border Patrol custody within hours of illegally crossing the border from Mexico with a group of 163 migrants. The group crossed in a remote area of the New Mexico border with Mexico.
Family members of the Mormon family massacred in Mexico called for Mexican cartels to be designated as terrorists. The renewed call for the designation comes just a month after nine women in children -- all U.S.
The Associated Press reports that 17,000 Brazilian migrants entered the United States through the city of El Paso during Fiscal Year 2019. Approximately 18,000 crossed into the U.S.
A federal court in Houston convicted two human smugglers for operating a series of stash houses. The guilty included a Mexican illegal alien and a U.S. citizen.
HOUSTON, Texas -- Two Texas law enforcement agencies teamed up to rescue a younger woman and a 16-year-old girl from an alleged human trafficker. The woman reports she was kidnapped, sexually assaulted, and faced forced prostitution.
Swanton Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a group of Indian migrants after smugglers illegally moved them across the border into New York from Canada.
Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents rescued 27 migrants from a freezing trailer at an immigration checkpoint.
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.