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Trucker Abandons 111 Migrants, Two Found Dead in South Texas

La Salle County Sheriff deputies responded to frantic 911 calls from migrants being smuggled in a semi-tractor trailer near Encinal, Texas, on Friday. Dispatchers could hear screams from migrants trapped inside the closed trailer traveling north and away from the border on Interstate 35. When the vehicle was encountered, two migrants were dead and 111 were apprehended after an exhaustive search.

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents find a large group of migrants locked inside a tractor-trailer. (U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

Rep. Chip Roy on Uvalde Shooting: ‘Wait on the Damn Facts’

Speaking to the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, Congressman Chip Roy (R-TX) expressed frustration with commentary by some House members regarding the Uvalde school shooting last week at Robb Elementary. Roy urged colleagues to avoid rushes to judgement.

Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX), joined by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), speaks at a news conference about the National Defense Authorization Bill at the U.S. Capitol on September 22, 2021, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

WATCH: Uvalde Teacher Gives Inside Account of School Shooting

Nicole Ogburn, a fourth-grade teacher at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, described in detail the tragic school shooting that left 19 students and 2 teachers dead. Ogburn spotted the gunman outside the school seconds before he began firing his weapon into her classroom.

Sheriff crime scene tape is seen outside of Robb Elementary School as State troopers guard the area in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022. - An 18-year-old gunman killed 14 children and a teacher at an elementary school in Texas on Tuesday, according to the state's governor, in the nation's …

EXCLUSIVE: Officer’s ‘Hot Mic’ Jammed Emergency Radio Channel During Uvalde Shooting

A law enforcement source monitoring the interagency emergency channel during the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde tells Breitbart Texas that radio communication problems were experienced during the response period. The source says at one point, officers were faced with a “hot mic” situation which may have crowded the line of communication.

Law enforcement personnel stand outside Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

Texas DPS Now Says Uvalde Teacher Did Not Leave Door Open Despite Previously Blaming Her

On Tuesday, the Texas Department of Public Safety walked back earlier statements made by DPS Director Steve McCraw about how a shooter gained access to Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. Four days after McCraw said a female teacher had propped an exterior door allowing the gunman access to the building, a spokesperson says the agency has verified she did close the door – yet it failed to auto-lock as designed.

Director and Colonel of the Texas Department of Public Safety Steven C. McCraw speaks at a press conference using a crime scene outline of the Robb Elementary School showing the path of the gunman, outside the school in Uvalde, Texas, on May 27, 2022. - McCraw said Friday that in …

Uvalde Law Enforcement Still Cooperating in Investigation Contrary to Sensational Media Reports

Some media outlets incorrectly claim cooperation between state and local police officials in the investigation of the Robb Elementary School shooting stopped. Specifically, some claim the Uvalde Police Department (UPD) and the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Police Department (UCISDPD) stopped cooperating with an investigation led by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) into the shooting that left 19 children and two adults dead and dozens wounded.

UVALDE, TEXAS - MAY 29: Law enforcement officials prepare for the arrival of President Joe Biden's attendance for mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on May 29, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas. On May 24th, 19 children and two adults were killed during a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School after …

EXCLUSIVE: 8 Migrants Drown in Two Days in One Texas Border Sector

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents recovered the bodies of at least eight migrants who drowned in the Texas border river on Saturday and part of Sunday. Riverine unit agents also carried out multiple rescues of migrants in danger of drowning.

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents rescue migrants in distress in the Rio Grande. (U.S. Border Patrol Video Screenshot)

EXCLUSIVE: Many Border Patrol Agents, Cops Who Responded to Uvalde School Shooting Uninvited from Biden Event

Biden administration officials uninvited many of the Border Patrol agents and other law enforcement officers who responded to the Robb Elementary School shooting from a meeting with the president scheduled for Sunday in Uvalde. Despite the event being planned for a large open-space facility, administration officials cited space as a reason for the retracted invitations.

Texas DPS troopers stand watch outside a memorial at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

EXCLUSIVE: Police Initially Lacked Ballistic Shield Needed to Reach Barricaded Texas School Shooter

Multiple law enforcement sources revealed to Breitbart Texas that part of the delay in stopping the barricaded elementary school shooter hinged on a deadly mix of the shooter’s defensive tactics and the lack of needed gear. Specifically, officers lacked the ballistic shield needed to enter the classroom with the barricaded shooter. Attempting to breach the door without a ballistic shield would have resulted in certain death for the officers which could have provided the shooter with the officers’ weapons and ammunition. There is also the possibility that the shooter could have taken police communications gear off of the officers’ bodies, thereby giving the shooter the ability to listen to police movement and plans.

UVALDE, TEXAS - MAY 26: Law enforcement officers stand looking at a memorial following a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School on May 26, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas. According to reports, 19 students and 2 adults were killed, with the gunman fatally shot by law enforcement. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty …

Inside the Intense Police Battle with Texas Elementary School Shooter

A lone gunman stormed into a Uvalde, Texas, elementary school Tuesday morning with multiple firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammunition intent on killing students. From his approach to the school until his death at the hands of law enforcement, police engaged the man to save as many lives as they could.

Border Patrol agents respond to Uvalde school shooting. (William Luther/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)

19 Students, 2 Adults Dead, Dozens Injured in Texas Elementary School Shooting

An active shooter situation in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday, left 19 children and two adults dead. A hospital report also states that 14 children and at least one adult are being treated by hospitals in Uvalde and San Antonio. The shooter was killed by responding police, the governor added.

A woman cries as she leaves the Uvalde Civic Center, Tuesday May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas An 18-year-old gunman opened fire Tuesday at a Texas elementary school, killing multiple children and a teacher and wounding others, Gov. Greg Abbott said, and the gunman was dead. (William Luther/The San Antonio …

EXCLUSIVE: 22K Migrants Apprehended Along U.S. Southern Border After Court Saves Title 42

Border Patrol agents along the U.S. southwest border with Mexico apprehended more than 22,000 migrants since Friday. The migrant surge took place on the weekend leading up to the expected termination of the CDC’s Title 42 coronavirus protection protocol. A federal judge stopped the Biden Administration from ending the program on the announced May 23 date.

Eagle Pass Border Patrol agents and Texas National Guard soldiers detain a group of migrants who illegally crossed the border into Eagle Pass, Texas. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

EXCLUSIVE: Migrants Tire of Waiting for Title 42’s End, Surge Across Border into Texas

Whether Title 42 ends or not, migrants say they are tired of waiting and surged across the Rio Grande into the Eagle Pass, Texas, area of operations. As many as 3,600 crossed so far this weekend — eclipsing last weekend’s total of just over 2,800 migrant apprehensions in the Del Rio Sector — according to a source operating within U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Eagle Pass Station agents apprehend a group of 100 migrants just north of town. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

EXCLUSIVE: Half-Million Migrants Cross Border in Ten Weeks

More than a half-million migrants illegally crossed the southwest border with Mexico during a 10-week period ending on May 15. The record-setting mass migration crisis is overwhelming Border Patrol and NGO resources as they deal with the chaotic level of border crossings.

Agents in South Texas apprehend nine large migrants groups in two border sectors. (U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector)

EXCLUSIVE: El Paso Border Sector Leads in Migrant Detentions

The number of migrants detained in the El Paso Sector now surpasses detention levels in the Rio Grande Valley and Del Rio. According to a source within CBP, the sector was detaining nearly 5,000 in area processing centers on Monday. More than 50 percent of the detainees were Haitian.

U.S. Border Patrol/El Paso Sector

Bi-National Border Security Operation Centers on West Texas Town

EAGLE PASS, Texas — Texas Army National Guard soldiers and Highway Patrol Troopers moved south along the Rio Grande to begin a bi-national operation with Mexican law enforcement. On Wednesday, authorities on both sides of the border moved into the remote area two miles south of the city.


WATCH: Migrants Escape Mexican Police to Surrender in Texas Border City

EAGLE PASS, Texas — As law enforcement in Mexico and the United States assembled on both sides of the Rio Grande, migrant groups rushed across the river to avoid capture Wednesday. The nearly 50 migrants avoided Mexican police on a remote stretch of river that sees more than one thousand illegal crossings a day.


Migrant Convicted of Rape in New York Caught Crossing AZ Border

Border Patrol Agents in Naco, Arizona, arrested a migrant previously convicted of sex offenses on Tuesday. Erik Contreras-Diaz, a Guatemalan citizen, was caught by the agents shortly after he illegally re-entered the country. Agents soon discovered Contreras was a registered sex offender from an attempted 1st degree rape in New York in 2016.

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EXCLUSIVE: Juvenile Human Smuggler Shot After West Texas Police Chase near Border

A juvenile human smuggler attempting to transport five migrants away from the border was shot by law enforcement after leading them on a pursuit through a rural west Texas county. A source familiar with the investigation says the smuggler attempted to strike authorities with his vehicle before he was shot.

Kenny County, Texas, Sheriff's Office deputies arrested 16 migrants in two human smuggling interdictions in March. (Photo: Kinney County Sheriff's Office)

DHS Preps for Title 42 End with Migrant Detention Center Construction

EAGLE PASS, Texas — The Department of Homeland Security began construction of a soft-sided migrant detention facility in a remote part of Maverick County. This marks the first project of its kind as part of Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ Southwest Border Mass Irregular Migration plan. The facility is expected to be operational before June.


EXCLUSIVE: 364K Migrant Got-Aways Already Recorded in 2022

Roughly 364,000 migrants eluded apprehension by the Border Patrol this fiscal year, which ends in September, according to a source within Customs and Border Protection. Nearly 60,000 got-aways were recorded in April alone.

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EXCLUSIVE: 201K Migrant Apprehensions Sets All-Time Record for April Arrests at Border

The apprehension of migrants illegally entering the U.S. between ports of entry along the southwest border set an all-time record for April arrests as agents took more than 201,000 into custody, according to unofficial sources within U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The report also reveals back-to-back months where Border Patrol agents apprehended at least 200,000 migrants.

Tucson Sector agents find a large group of migrants including 43 unaccompanied children. (U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

Kevin McCarthy: Texas Guardsman Risked His Life for Someone He Did Not Know

EAGLE PASS, Texas — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) praised Texas National Guard Specialist Bishop E. Evans as a man who “risked his own life for a person he did not know because he could not watch that person drown.” McCarthy’s comments came at the conclusion of a border tour with a group of Republican representatives.

The flag-draped body of Texas National Guardsman Bishop E. Evans is placed in a hearse with military honors. (U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector)

Body of Missing National Guardsman Found in Rio Grande

EAGLE PASS, Texas — U.S. Border Patrol agents found the body of a Texas National Guard Soldier who disappeared Friday morning after rescuing two migrants. U.S. officials recovered the body and transported the decedent to the Texas bank of the Rio Grande Monday morning.

U.S. officials recovered the body of the Texas National Guard soldier who disappeared on Friday morning. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

Texas National Guardsman Missing in Rio Grande Identified

EAGLE PASS, Texas — As the search for a missing Texas Army National Guard soldier continues for a third day, the Texas Military Department has identified the man in question as Specialist Bishop E. Evans, 22, from Arlington. Evans went missing after entering the Rio Grande early Friday to rescue migrants who appeared to be drowning.


Texas Border Communities Brace for Massive Migrant Surge as Title 42 Ending Nears

Communities along the Texas border with Mexico are bracing for a massive surge of migrants that are expected to arrive after the Biden administration implements the end of Title 42 removals. Local and county officials claim they will need the federal government to step up and help as the number of migrants arriving in their cities is expected to grow exponentially.

Border Patrol agents apprehend 2,200 migrants over the new year's weekend. (U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector)

Search Resumes for Texas Guardsman Missing in Border River

EAGLE PASS, Texas — The search for a missing Texas Army National Guard soldier last seen entering the Rio Grande to rescue a migrant north of Eagle Pass on Friday resumed on Saturday morning. An extensive search involving a Border Patrol dive team and other law enforcement resources was suspended late Friday.

Texas officials continue to search for a National Guard Soldier who went missing on Friday while attempting to rescue a drowning migrant. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

Texas National Guardsman Missing in Rio Grande After Trying to Save Drowning Migrant

EAGLE PASS, Texas — A Texas National Guard soldier is missing in the Rio Grande after attempting to rescue a drowning migrant north of the city. An extensive search is underway after the soldier entered the waters early Friday. The search involves Texas Department of Public Safety air crews and Border Patrol divers.


EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Border Patrol Releases 500 Migrants over One Day in West Texas

EAGLE PASS, Texas — After an Easter weekend of increased migrant crossings, the Border Patrol quickly released more than 500 to a non-government humanitarian shelter to ease overcrowding, according to a source within CBP. Breitbart Texas watched as at least seven buses dropped off at a local shelter Monday.