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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.

More than 100 California Guardsmen Deploy to Support Border Patrol

More than 100 California Guardsmen Deploy to Support Border Patrol

The San Diego Sector Border Patrol announced the arrival of 108 California National Guardsmen. The troops were deployed to support President Donald Trump's Operation Guardian effort to provide additional security along the southwestern border with Mexico.

SC National Guard Deploys Helicopters, Soldiers to Texas Border

SC National Guard Deploys Helicopters, Soldiers to Texas Border

Members of the South Carolina National Guard are deploying to Texas to join in the effort to help secure the U.S. border with Mexico. The National Guardsmen will bring aerial surveillance helicopters and support crews to help Border Patrol agents in interdicting illegal border crossings.

Border Patrol Busts Sex Offender for Alleged Human Smuggling Activity

Border Patrol Busts Sex Offender for Alleged Human Smuggling Activity

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a convicted sex offender as he allegedly attempted to smuggle four illegal immigrants into southwestern Arizona. The alleged human smuggler has an extensive history of criminal convictions including "lewd and lascivious acts with a minor under 14," officials stated.

Texas Deputy Seizes $3M in Meth During Traffic Stop

Texas Deputy Seizes $3M in Meth During Traffic Stop

A Texas sheriff's deputy seized nearly $3 million in methamphetamine following a routine traffic stop between San Antonio and Houston. The deputy, and his K-9 partner, routinely make multi-million dollar drug seizures and find large quantities of cash proceeds from narcotics trafficking.

36 Migrants Found in Texas Border Stash House

36 Migrants Found in Texas Border Stash House

Border Patrol agents in the Laredo Sector discovered 36 illegal immigrants packed into a tiny stash house while assisting officers from the Laredo Police Department on Monday.

Smugglers Deploy Dangerous Weapons Against South Texas Border Patrol Agents

Smugglers Deploy Dangerous Weapons Against South Texas Border Patrol Agents

Drug smugglers attempting to move nearly 300 pounds of marijuana into the U.S. deployed potentially deadly weapons against pursuing Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents. Two days later, a pair of human smugglers used their vehicle as a weapon and struck a Border Patrol vehicle -- injuring the agent inside.

Texas Woman Prays While Others Gawk at Suicidal Man

Texas Woman Prays While Others Gawk at Suicidal Man

A Texas woman prayed for a suicidal man as police attempted to talk him down from jumping to his death. Other bystanders spent their time taking cell phone photos of the impending tragedy while others shouted obscenities at him.

Texas Seeks Nationwide Injunction to Halt DACA

Texas Seeks Nationwide Injunction to Halt DACA

The seven-state coalition that filed a lawsuit against the federal government to stop the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program created by President Barack Obama is asking the judge to issue a nationwide preliminary injunction.

ICE Officer Injured in Texas Shootout — Suspect Killed

ICE Officer Injured in Texas Shootout — Suspect Killed

Officials report that a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer engaged in a shootout with a suspect in San Antonio on Tuesday morning. The suspect allegedly fired on the immigration officers who were attempting to serve a warrant.

Border Patrol Agents Find Migrants Abandoned in South Texas Desert

Border Patrol Agents Find Migrants Abandoned in South Texas Desert

Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo Sector found six illegal immigrants in various stages of distress after they illegally crossed the border from Mexico. Most of the migrants were abandoned by their cartel-connected human smugglers.

Bangladeshi Nationals Continue to Cross Texas Border

Bangladeshi Nationals Continue to Cross Texas Border

Border Patrol agents in the Laredo Sector continue to see significant numbers of Bangladeshi nationals illegally crossing the border from Mexico into South Texas. Since the fiscal year began in October, Laredo Sector agents arrested 209 Bangladeshi nationals after they crossed the border.

REPORT: Mexican Police Escort ‘Migrant Caravan’ to Border for Crossing Attempt

REPORT: Mexican Police Escort ‘Migrant Caravan’ to Border for Crossing Attempt

Mexican police officers reportedly escorted the remnants of the once 1,200-person "migrant caravan" from shelters in Tijuana, Mexico, to the San Ysidro, California, port of entry. Hundreds of mostly Central American migrants plan to cross the border within the next few hours while others contemplatestaying in Mexico.

Violence Fleeing ‘Migrant Caravan’ Stalls in Murderous City of Tijuana

Violence Fleeing ‘Migrant Caravan’ Stalls in Murderous City of Tijuana

The "migrant caravan" of people who are allegedly fleeing violence in their home countries is now camped out in the murder-ridden city of Tijuana, Mexico. The migrants appear to be pondering President Donald Trump's threats to prosecute illegal border crossers and people making false claims of asylum.

Border Patrol Agents Find 39 Migrants in South Texas Stash House

Border Patrol Agents Find 39 Migrants in South Texas Stash House

Border Patrol agents assigned to the Weslaco Station received a tip on a possible human smuggling stash house near Edcouch, Texas. The responding agents discovered nearly 40 migrants crammed into a small house in filthy conditions.

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