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84-Year-Old Arizona Border Rancher Plagued by Mexican Cartel Activity

Jim Chilton and his ancestors have been involved in ranching in Arizona since the late 1800s. In recent years, the aging rancher has been forced to divide his time between running a successful cattle business and keeping a watchful eye out for cartel smuggling on his remote border ranch south of Arivaca, Arizona.

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Veterans Group Works to Close Border Wall Gaps near San Diego

A handful of veterans trekked into the mountains east of San Diego to place concertina wire in small gaps in the border wall to slow the increasing migrant flow from Mexico into the United States. The group of veterans who call themselves “Border Vets” included Kate Monroe, a current candidate for Congress running against Democrat Mike Levin (D-CA) in the race for the state’s 49th District.

JACUMBA HOT SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 22: Migrants cross through a gap in the US-Mexi

RANDY CLARK: Biden’s Secret Border Deal with Mexico Could Leave Border Open for Years

Mexico and the United States will hold presidential elections within the same calendar year for the first time in more than two decades. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s willingness to crack down on migrant crossings may have more to do with securing an election victory for U.S. President Joe Biden and his own ruling Morena political party than securing the border. A temporary pause in migration designed to ensure a November win for the Democrats in the United States and a June win for AMLO’s Morena party candidate, Claudia Sheinbaum, could keep the border wide open for years to come.

Quiet deal between U.S. and Mexico could impact both presidential elections this year. (Ge

GRAPHIC: Cartel Gunmen Kill 17 Rivals in Mexico, Torch Their Bodies

Authorities in the coastal state of Guerrero are trying to downplay a shootout where at least 17 cartel gunmen died, and several bodies were incinerated. The mass killing comes as Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador continues to claim to have decreased violence and ended criminals acting with impunity in his country.

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Exclusive: Biden Admin Quietly Begins Trump-Like Speedy Migrant Removals in Texas Border Town

According to a source within CBP, fewer and fewer migrant releases are taking place in the small border city of Eagle Pass, Texas. Where nearly 1,600 migrants were released to a non-government shelter daily in recent months, less than 50 are currently finding their way into the interior of the United States in a bid to achieve asylum. The source says most migrants at a soft-sided processing facility are being detained while accelerated asylum interviews take place. The migrants are then quickly placed on flights back to their home country.

ICE Migrant Removals (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement/ERO)

8 Gunmen Charged with Cartel Dismemberments in Cancun

Mexican authorities announced the arrest of eight gunmen in connection with the recent dismemberment of five bodies inside a taxi cab and three others left in a clandestine gravesite near the tourist hotspot of Cancun. The arrest comes as the region has seen a dramatic spike in violence, including the fatal shooting of a U.S. woman and, in a separate case, the kidnapping of a U.S. man who was held for days until authorities rescued him.

Cancun Beach Security -- Getty Images

Chinese, Romanian Migrants Nabbed in Sophisticated Theft Ring near Border in California

Border Patrol Agents in California arrested groups of migrants suspected of involvement in a sophisticated theft scheme involving stolen department store gift cards, possession of fraudulent identity documents, and credit card skimming activities. The pair of independent busts occurred in the El Centro Border Patrol Sector last week and involved five Chinese nationals in one case and two Romanian nationals in the second.

U.S. Border Patrol/El Centro Sector

Cartel Terrorist Throws Grenade near Border City School in Mexico

A group of Gulf Cartel gunmen threw a grenade outside of a school in the Mexican border city of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, to distract authorities while one of their commanders tried to escape. The tactic failed, and authorities apprehended the local crime boss. The terror-style violence comes as Mexican authorities continue claiming the cartel-controlled border state of Tamaulipas is safe.

Matamoros School

Exclusive Photos: Migrants Slowly Return to Eagle Pass, Avoid Texas-Seized Park

After a significant reduction in migrant traffic in January, migrants are slowly returning to the small border city of Eagle Pass. Despite increased law enforcement operations in Mexico designed to clear the immediate border area to move migrants to southern and central Mexico, some migrants are evading the operations and continue to arrive in Eagle Pass. On Tuesday, more than 300 migrants were apprehended just south of the city by agents assigned to one of two stations in the area.

Migrant groups return to the Eagle Pass, Texas, area of operations. (U.S. Border Patrol/De