Cartel Hitmen Kill Police Agent, Prosecutor’s Aide near Texas Border

A ministerial police agent and administrative assistant for the Chihuahua State Prosecutor’s Office were shot and killed by suspected cartel gunmen while traveling in an unmarked vehicle in Ciudad Juarez on January 16, 2018. The city shares the same border with the sanctuary city of El Paso, Texas.


Border Patrol Agent Defends Effectiveness of Wall After Agency Leader Stalls

The president of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) vigorously defended President Donald Trump’s assertion that the border wall would reduce illegal crossings by 99 percent. His testimony during a hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee followed that of the acting Border Patrol deputy commissioner who danced around the issue when challenged by a California congressman.

Policías Municipales y Sicario Colombiano Ligados a Ejecución de Federales

Autoridades Mexicanas detuvieron a un capo Colombiano trabajando para un cartel Mexicano, un jefe policial y 16 personas mas incluyendo policías y sicarios; todos relacionado con la reciente ejecución de dos policías federales. Antes de la ejecución, los sicarios habían diseminado un video donde los policías federales eran forzados a leer un mensaje acusando a sus jefes de robar a los narcos.

Exclusiva: Autoridades Que Ignoraron Masacres Por Cárteles Siguen Trabajando Para Estado Fronterizo

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila — Varias figuras clave dentro de la Oficina del Procurador General de Coahuila se hicieron de la vista gorda mientras el cártel de Los Zetas secuestraba, asesinaba e incineraba a cientos de víctimas en la parte norte de este estado fronterizo. Cada uno de esos oficiales estatales de alto rango falló en actuar durante y después de las atrocidades emprendidas por uno de los cárteles más violentos de México; sorprendentemente, cada uno de esos oficiales continúa siendo empleado del estado en la misma o en una similar capacidad.

EXCLUSIVE: Officials Who Ignored Cartel’s Mass Murders Still Employed by Mexican Border State

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila — Several key figures within the Coahuila Attorney General’s Office (PGJE) turned a blind eye as Los Zetas cartel kidnapped, murdered, and incinerated hundreds of victims in the northern part of this border state. High-ranking officials turned away the relatives of the taken in an apparent attempt to keep the case under wraps. Not until years after the investigation was transferred to other officials did the horrors come to light.


Five Reasons Why the U.S. State Department’s Anti-Cartel Programs Fail in Mexico

The U.S. State Department is wasting our tax dollars in Mexico on a series of programs tied to the Merida Initiative to battle cartels and drug trafficking. Transnational criminal organizations (cartels) based in Mexico thrive as the U.S. State Department balances U.S. law enforcement agencies’ priorities with diplomatic concerns, often placing politics and diplomacy above priorities such as dismantling the criminal networks pumping narcotics across the border into U.S. communities.

Texas Sanctuary City Law Survives Fifth Circuit Appeal

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled on behalf of the State of Texas and upheld most of the new anti-sanctuary city law that went into effect September 1, 2017. The three-judge panel unanimously overturned most of the lower court’s ruling that temporarily blocked some provisions of the law.

Border Patrol agents arrest illegal immigrant - CBP photo

Assaults on Border Patrol Agents Down 44 Percent in FY2018

Assaults on U.S. Border Patrol agents fell by 44 percent during the first five months of the current fiscal year. At the same time, the Department of Justice announced prosecutors would be more aggressive in prosecuting illegal immigrants who assault federal agents.

Border prototype protest (Backbone Campaign / Flickr / CC / Cropped)

California Braces for First Trump Visit as President

President Donald Trump will make his first visit Tuesday to the State of California since taking office last year — and the state is bracing for his arrival, hot on the heels of the Department of Justice’s lawsuit against “sanctuary state” laws last week.

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Two Sex Offenders Arrested Crossing Border from Mexico

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested a Texas man who is on the Texas Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) “10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders List” as he re-entered the U.S. from Mexico. One day earlier, Border Patrol agents in Arizona arrested another previously deported child sex offender who illegally crossed the border into Arizona.

Tijuana Judge Smuggled 38 Pounds of Cocaine into U.S., Say Feds

A municipal court judge from Tijuana was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol on February 10, 2018, after he attempted to smuggle 38.75 pounds of cocaine into the U.S. at the San Ysidro Port of Entry, according to a recently released criminal complaint filed in the Southern District of California.

In this Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, photo, a Border Patrol officer pats down several of the men that were found with a group of immigrants in a tractor-trailer in Edinburg, Texas. Police in Texas acting on a tip found the immigrants locked inside a tractor-trailer parked at a gas station about 20 miles (30 kilometers) from the border with Mexico, less than a month after 10 people died in the back of a hot truck with little ventilation in San Antonio. (Delcia Lopez/The Monitor via AP)

Border Patrol Operation Rescues Nearly 500 Migrants Smuggled in Tractor-Trailers

Border Patrol agents in the South Texas Corridor ramped up efforts to stop human smugglers from carrying illegal immigrants in the back of tractor-trailer rigs. During January and February, the Texas Hold-Em Initiative and Operation Big Rig successfully stopped 30 attempts, leading to the rescue and arrest of 448 illegal immigrants.


7 U.S. Citizens Injured by Alleged Cartel Bomb on Mexican Tourist Ferry

Seven U.S. citizens were injured by a bomb blast on a Mexican tourist ferry on February 21, 2018. A Mexican cartel allegedly claimed responsibility for the device, thereby making the bombing a possible act of narco-terrorism. The U.S. State Department issued a security alert confirming that an “explosive device” detonated on the ferry on February 21, and that two more “undetonated explosive” devices were found on another ferry in the area.


Border Patrol Rescues Migrant Who Fell from 35-Foot Cliff

Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector rescued an illegal immigrant who fell from a 35-foot cliff after crossing the border from Mexico. The agents witnessed the fall while tracking a group of illegal immigrants west of Ajo, Arizona. After

More Alleged Cartel Bombs Discovered on Another Tourist Ferry in Mexico

The recent discovery of two bombs found attached to another tourist ferry on the island of Cozumel has sparked more fears of narco-terrorism in Mexico. The bomb discoveries come on the heels of a confirmed explosion caused by a bomb that ripped through a tourist passenger ferry last week in Playa del Carmen. A Mexican cartel claimed credit for the initial act of narco-terrorism.

CATO: Illegal Immigrants More Likely to Commit Crimes than Ones Who Came Legally

A report by the Cato Institute released on February 26 reveals that illegal immigrants are much more likely to commit violent crimes than immigrants who follow the law to get here. Cato primarily provides written analysis on the portion of the report showing illegal immigrants less likely to commit crimes than native-born Americans.

Illegal Immigrants being smuggled in a tractor-trailer - CBP Photo

Border Patrol Agents Rescue 32 Migrants in Hot Truck

Border Patrol agents in the Laredo Sector rescued two migrants who became lost while hiking through ranches in South Texas. Agents assigned to an immigration inspection checkpoint discovered 32 foreign nationals packed in the back of a tractor-trailer.