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Annual Migrant Deaths in Texas County 80 Miles from Border Jumps to 26

The deaths of migrants in one Texas county located 80 miles north of the Mexican border continues to rise at an alarming rate. During the first four months of 2021, Brooks County Sheriff’s Office deputies recovered the bodies or remains of 26 deceased migrants. This compares to 34 deaths for all of 2020.

Cindy Vanessa Mendez kneels over her father's body. Omar Mendez Perez died after being left behind by human smugglers after he fell ill and was unable to keep up. (Photo: Brooks County Sheriff's Office)

EXCLUSIVE: Body with Hands Bound Pulled from Texas Border River

EAGLE PASS, Texas — A Customs and Border Protection law enforcement source reported the recovery of a body from the Rio Grande Wednesday morning. The body, described as a Hispanic male, was pulled by a Border Patrol airboat crew on routine duties. Agents say the person’s hands were bound and a puncture wound was discovered, indicating the possibility of a gunshot.

Rio Grande Valley Sector Riverine Border Patrol agents patrolling the border river southwest of Mission, Texas. (Photo: Bob Price/Breitbart Texas)

5 Foreign Nationals Charged in Texas Human Smuggling Stash House Operation

HOUSTON, Texas — The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas filed criminal charges against five “non-citizens of the United States” for their alleged roles in a human smuggling stash house operation. The alleged smugglers reportedly extorted the families of migrants being held in a house in southwest Houston.

97 migrants held in human smuggling stash house in Houston. (AFP Photo)

California Hosts Latest Unaccompanied Migrant Child Shelter

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) officials announced the opening of another Emergency Intake Site (EIS) to move the increasing numbers of unaccompanied children out of Customs and Border Protection custody. The move mirrors recent announcements by HHS

A sleeping area set up inside exhibit hall B of the Long Beach Convention Center, Thursday, April 22, 2021, in Long Beach, Calif., where migrant children found at the U.S.-Mexico border without a parent will be temporarily housed. The beds are in pods of 30. The center is able to …

Otro Migrante Muere Ahogado en Coahuila – 54 en 2021

Un grupo de pescadores encontró el cuerpo de un migrante ahogado en el lado mexicano de la frontera. Desde principios de año, el estado fronterizo de Coahuila ha tenido 54 ahogamientos en el Río Bravo debido a que un número creciente de migrantes busca cruzar a Texas.

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Randy Clark: Progress on Biden’s Border Crisis Merely a Shell Game

A news story published on Friday touted the Biden administration’s progress on the unaccompanied migrant children crisis at the border. An 84 percent drop in the number of unaccompanied alien children (UAC) in Border Patrol custody was cited as the administration’s cause for celebration.

A young migrant waits for his turn to take a shower at the Donna Department of Homeland Security holding facility, the main detention center for unaccompanied children in the Rio Grande Valley, in Donna, Texas, Tuesday, March 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, Pool)

CBP Stops ‘Zombie Apocalypse’ Ammo Bound for Honduras

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped a smuggler from transporting “Zombie Apocalypse” ammo to Honduras. The officers found the “self-defense” ammunition in a cargo container of household goods bound for Central America.

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GRAFICO: Mueren 3 Ahogados en La Frontera Entre Texas y México

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila – Las autoridades mexicanas encontraron esta semana los cuerpos de tres hombres ahogados que se cree son migrantes quienes se ahogaron mientras intentaban cruzar el río Bravo. Hasta el momento se han registrado 53 ahogamientos en el estado fronterizo de Coahuila desde principios de año.

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