Tag: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Laredo Weapons Cache seized by ICE HSI Agents.

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.

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Assaults on Border Patrol Agents Drop 17 Percent Over Last Year, Says Report

Assaults on Border Patrol agents fell by 17 percent this fiscal year when compared to the same period last year. This is the first time since 2014 where the numbers fell from one year to the next. The decrease appears to coincide with announcements from the Justice Department that assaults on Border Patrol agents will be aggressively prosecuted.

Border Patrol Agents Rescue Distressed Migrant near Falfurrias

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.

A Border Patrol agent apprehends illegal immigrants shortly after they crossed the border from Mexico into the United States on Monday, March 26, 2018 in the Rio Grande Valley Sector near McAllen, Texas. An estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants live in the United States, many of them Mexicans or from …

Amid ‘Migrant Caravan,’ Apprehensions Along Mexican Border Increase for 4th Month

While media focused on a few hundred “caravan migrants” in April, the number of apprehensions of people illegally crossing the U.S. southwest border with Mexico continued to increase for the fourth straight month. Following a spike in March, the number of apprehensions increased in April by nearly three percent.

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‘Caravan Migrants’ Stalled at Border Crossing Checkpoint

Dozens of “caravan migrants” camped out near the San Ysidro Port of Entry on Sunday night after being turned back by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). U.S. officials told the migrants their processing facilities were full and they would let them know when they could cross at a later date.

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200 National Guard Troops Finally Headed for California Border

Two hundred National Guard troops are now set to be stationed in the San Diego and El Centro sectors of the U.S. southern border in California, after a virtual ping-pong rally on whether or not California Gov. Jerry Brown would accept them.

HERMOSILLO, MEXICO - APRIL 23: Central American immigrants, part of an immigrant "caravan," march in protest against U.S. President Donald Trump on April 23, 2018 in Hermosillo, Mexico. They demonstrated against Trump's morning tweets calling for U.S. Homeland Security to stop them from crossing the border into the United States …

Reports: ‘Caravan Migrants’ Waiting to Cross Mexico-California Border

Several reports indicate that the fragments of the “migrant caravan” are now arriving south of the U.S. border with Mexico. Border Patrol officials in California and Arizona said they have not seen any illegal border crossings between ports of entry this week.

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19 Migrants Abandoned by Smugglers in Arizona Desert

Border Patrol agents in southern Arizona prevented the deaths of 19 illegal immigrants after human smugglers abandoned them in the desert on Sunday morning. BORSTAR agents provided emergency medical assistance to one of the men who had to be transported by air ambulance to a hospital. Seven other migrants set off an emergency beacon prompting their rescue and 11 were found wandering lost in the desert.

Remains of migrants found deceased in Pima County, Arizona.

Border Patrol Agents Helping Families Identify Remains of Deceased Migrants

Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector teamed up with other law enforcement agencies to help families in their attempt to identify the remains of migrants who died after crossing the border from Mexico. The agents are participating through the Missing Migrant Program.

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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.

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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.

U.S. Border Patrol agents search a migrant family after they crossed the U.S.-Mexico border on December 9, 2015 near Rio Grande City, Texas. The number of Central American migrant families and unaccompanied minors crossing into Texas has again surged in recent months. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Border Apprehension Totals Increase in February While Minors, Families Decrease

The number of illegal immigrants apprehended by Border Patrol agents in the southwestern U.S. increased slightly in February. At the same time, the numbers of minors and family units apprehended decreased. The number of total migrant arrests are up substantially over the same month in 2017.

A CBP officer processes arriving bus passengers at Laredo Port of Entry.

CBP Officers Bust Mexican National Wanted in Texas for Sexual Abuse of Child

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers apprehended a Mexican citizen on Friday who is wanted in Texas for sexual assault of a young girl. The fugitive Mexican national has an outstanding warrant for sexual-assault-continuous sexual abuse of a victim under the age of 14 years. The man attempted to enter the U.S. while traveling on a commercial bus.

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Ex-Customs Officer Sent to Prison for Immigrant Smuggling 

A federal judge in South Texas sentenced a former customs officer to prison for his role in a failed human smuggling scheme. The law enforcement officer used his position at an international port of entry to allow an illegal immigrant to enter the country.

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Family Unit Border Crossings Up 625 Percent from April 2017 Low

The number of families apprehended by Border Patrol agents grew by 625 percent from a low point in April 2017. The figure fell sharply during the first four months of the Trump Administration but has risen steadily thereafter.