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Yuma Border Sector Shows 2600 Percent Increase in Migrants in October

The Border Patrol in Yuma saw roughly 1,000 migrants cross into the United States daily between Friday and Monday, according to the agency. Many believe the surge is related to a pending restart of the Trump era “Remain in Mexico” program. The pace of illegal crossings add to already record-breaking arrest numbers from the once quiet sector.

Yuma Group at Fence

EXCLUSIVE: Border Patrol Facilities in Yuma at 800% COVID-19 Capacity

Breitbart Texas reviewed detention records for the Border Patrol in Yuma, Arizona, showing the sector is currently detaining more than 2,800 migrants at stations and processing facilities. The sector, according to a source within CBP, is detaining three times their normal capacity and more than 8 times the recommended levels related to the pandemic.


EXCLUSIVE: Migrants Surge Border as Biden Revives Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ Program

A wave of migrants swarmed the southwest border from Arizona to Texas as the Biden administration prepares to restart former President Donald Trump’s Migrant Protection Protocol. The source, speaking on the condition of anonymity, says Border Patrol agents apprehended nearly 20,000 migrants since Friday. The source believes the migrants are rushing the border to avoid being subjected to the “Remain in Mexico” program for asylum seekers being implemented this week by Biden administration officials.

Large groups of migrants swarm the border in Arizona as Biden officials restart the Trump-era Remain in Mexico Program. (U.S. Border Patrol/Yuma Sector)

Remains of Suspected Migrant Found in West Texas Desert near Border

Deer hunters happened upon the gruesome sight of decomposing human remains as they moved through a remote desert region in West Texas on Sunday. The hunters summoned Culberson County Sheriff’s Office from Van Horn, Texas, after discovering the badly decomposed human remains lying on the desert floor.

A Culberson County, Texas, Sheriff's Office deputy recovers the remains suspected to be those of a Mexican migrant. (Photo: Culberson County Sheriff's Office)

Suspect Arrested in Shooting Outside Border Area Texas Casino

The sound of gunfire at the Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino sent patrons running for the exits in a state of panic shortly after midnight Sunday morning. Local and state law enforcement authorities converged on the casino after receiving reports of an active shooter in the area.

Police in Eagle Pass, Texas, investigate a reported active shooter crime scene at the Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino in Eagle Pass, Texas. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

EXCLUSIVE: 100K Migrant ‘Got-Aways’ Since October, Says CBP Source

Border Patrol agents estimate more than 100,000 known migrant got-aways since the fiscal year began in October. A source operating under the umbrella of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, speaking on the condition of anonymity, says the agency recorded 47,500 got-a-ways during the month of October. That is followed by an additional 52,000 got-aways in November. The source believes the increase in November means more than 600,000 migrant got-aways will be recorded this fiscal year if the trend continues.

Border Patrol surveillance video captures images of migrant "got-aways" near the Texas border with Mexico. (U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector)

North Texas Police Officer Dies After Shootout

A veteran Mesquite, Texas, police officer was killed outside a grocery store while responding to a disturbance call Friday. As the officer investigated a dispute, a male suspect produced a firearm — prompting a shootout. The officer was struck twice and later died. The unidentified suspect was shot once and remains in critical condition.


Venezuelan Migrant Apprehensions Surge in All Southwest Border Sectors

Border Patrol agents are arresting large numbers of Venezuelan migrants at a greater frequency than in past years. The large, mostly Venezuelan migrant groups that at one time almost exclusively entered through the Del Rio, Texas, are now spreading across the southwest border from San Diego, California, to Brownsville, Texas. The groups of predominantly Venezuelans are even crossing into the most remote regions of the border in West Texas.

Large Group of Venezuelan migrants apprehended in the Del Rio Sector. (U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector)

Migrant Convicted of Sexual Battery Arrested After Illegally Returning to U.S.

Border Patrol agents in Laredo, Texas, arrested Oscar Ordonez with seven other migrants shortly after they illegally entered from Mexico on Thanksgiving Day. Agents discovered Ordonez’s criminal record includes a conviction for sexual battery by force or helplessness. Ordonez, a citizen of El Salvador, was sentenced to 360 days in a Virginia prison for his 2016 crime.


East African, Middle Eastern Migrants Apprehended in Texas near Border

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents continue to apprehend migrants from a multitude of nations who cross the border illegally from Mexico into Texas. Recent apprehensions include migrants from what Border Patrol classifies as “special interest” nations including East African, Middle Eastern, and Asian nations.

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents apprehend a large group of mostly Venezuelan migrants near Eagle Pass, Texas. (U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector)

80 Migrants Found in Texas Border City Stash House

Border Patrol agents in Laredo, Texas, discovered more than 80 migrants crammed into a single residential home on Monday. The agents, responding to a report of suspicious activity in the area, found the migrants scattered throughout the scene. The migrants were arrested and removed from the unsanitary conditions and were processed for removal from the country.

Laredo Stash house

Texas Police Capture Migrant Gang Member Convicted in 2004 Murder

Texas State Troopers arrested two migrants near Cotulla Sunday during border patrols. The pair was turned over to Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents for processing and potential removal. Agents discovered one migrant, Jose Arias-Gonzalez, was a suspected Sureno gang member who was previously convicted of murder with a 16-year prison term.

Arias Gonzalez

166 Migrants Apprehended in Group After Crossing AZ Border

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a large group of migrants abandoned in the Arizona desert over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The group of 166 migrants included more than 70 unaccompanied migrant children between the ages of eight and 17 years.

Three Points Station agents apprehend a group of 166 migrants near Sasabe, Arizona. (U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

Abandoned Migrant Toddler Found Along Texas Bank of Rio Grande

Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector were startled to find a small child within a group of 47 migrants arrested near Havana, Texas, Sunday. Migrants within the group claim to have found the toddler on the banks of the Rio Grande. The three-year-old was unable to speak to Border Patrol agents at the scene and had no identity documents.

Another large group of nearly 300 migrants apprehended near La Grulla, Texas. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector)

EXCLUSIVE: Large Migrant Group Rushes Border in West Texas

Border Patrol agents in Del Rio apprehended more than 250 migrants crossing the Rio Grande in a single group. The group, according to a source within Customs and Border Protection (CBP) crossed the river into the United States on Sunday near the Del Rio International Bridge where more than 15,000 mostly Haitian migrants were held in a makeshift detention camp in September.

A group of mostly Venezuelan and Cuban migrants are being released in the Del Rio, Texas, area. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

VIDEO: Militares Mexicanos Presuntamente Venden Armas a Sicarios

Un video de un dron compartido en línea por periodistas ciudadanos capturó el momento en que un grupo de soldados mexicanos parece estar vendiendo armas a miembros de un cartel de la droga en el oeste de México. La supuesta venta se produce en un momento en que el estado de Michoacán sigue siendo uno de los más violentos de México, ya que dos de los principales cárteles de la droga continúan luchando por el control.

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