Arizona Border Crisis

San Diego Takes Over as Busiest Border Sector — 9K in Past Week

San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended nearly 9,000 migrants last week. The report propelled the sector into the busiest position for the second consecutive week. Apprehensions in the Tucson Sector recently fell to below 7,000 per week for the first time in months.

San Diego-Tucson Migrant Apps in April (U.S. Border Patrol/San Diego, Tucson Sectors)

Exclusive: One Million Migrants Apprehended at Southwest Border in First Six Months of Year

According to unofficial Border Patrol reports reviewed by Breitbart Texas, the number of migrants illegally crossing the southwest border between ports of entry surpassed the one million mark in less than the first six months of Fiscal Year 24. The milestone puts the Biden administration on pace for more than two million migrant apprehensions for the third consecutive year.

Migrants Detained in Eagle Pass as Christmas Approaches. (Photos: Getty Images)

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.

Penny Starr/Breitbart News and Chilton Ranch Video Screenshot

Biden Admin’s Secret Border Deal with Mexico Delays Onslaught of Migrant Crossings — 50 Percent Drop in Jan.

The number of migrants apprehended along the southwest border with Mexico in January fell by more than 50 percent from the record-shattering report in December. Following dropping approval ratings for President Joe Biden on the topic of immigration and border security and a meeting between the Mexican president and two Biden administration cabinet members, actions taken by the Mexican government led to a drop of more than 125,000 migrant apprehensions in January.

Piedras Negras Mexico (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

Sec. Mayorkas to Visit Texas Border on Eve of House Impeachment Proceedings

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas will visit the border region with a quick stop in Eagle Pass, Texas, on Monday — just two days before he is slated to appear for impeachment proceedings before the House Committee on Homeland Security. Mayorkas visit will include meetings with local officials, Customs and Border Protection staff members, and Border Patrol officials from the Del Rio Sector.

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to visit Eagle Pass, Texas, on eve of impeachment hearing

Record-Shattering 232K Migrants Apprehended in December

Border Patrol reports indicate the Biden administration will shatter the previous record for the number of migrants apprehended who illegally enter the U.S. between ports of entry in December. An unofficial Border Patrol report shows that agents apprehended approximately 232,000 migrants in the first 28 days of December. With three days to go in the month, agents could apprehend nearly 260,000 by the end of the month.

Tucson Sector December migrant apprehensions. (U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

EXCLUSIVE: 29K Migrants Apprehended at Border During Christmas Weekend

Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 29,000 migrants during the extended Christmas weekend. While most American families enjoyed the celebrations of Christmas with family and friends, Border Patrol agents stayed to their tasks of processing, transporting, caring for, and eventually releasing thousands of migrants pushed across the border by human smuggling cartels.

Tucson and Eagle Pass Migrant Apprehensions (File Photos: Getty Images)

CBP Sneaks Out Report of 191K Migrant Apprehensions on Friday Before Christmas

Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 191,000 migrants who crossed the border between ports of entry in November, according to a report released on the Friday afternoon before the Christmas extended weekend. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mark Green (R-TN) sharply criticized the Department of Homeland Security for what he described as the late release of the numbers.

November Migrant Apprehensions Report (Photos: Breitbart Texas and U.S. Border Patrol)

Democrat Arizona Governor Sending National Guard to Border

One week after sending a letter to President Biden, critiquing his administration’s handling of the border within her state, Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs (D)announced she will send the state’s Army National Guard to the border. The soldiers will assist the Arizona Department of Public Safety and local law enforcement agencies with security operations to include fentanyl interdiction, analytical support, and to suppress human trafficking.

AZ Governor Katie Hobbs Deploys National Guard to Border (Photos: Breitbart Texas and Asso

Photos: Migrants Searching for Border Patrol Agents in Arizona Find CBP Port Inspectors Instead

Hundreds of mostly African migrants crossing into the United States from Mexico near Lukeville, Arizona, on Tuesday evening were hoping to find Border Patrol agents to surrender to. The migrants, hoping to gain release into the United States to pursue asylum claims, were instead greeted by Customs and Border Protection Officers whose traditional duties are to facilitate legitimate trade and travel at a nearby port of entry that the Biden Administration shut down in response to the surge in illegal crossings.

Migrants find CBP Officers in Lukeville, Arizona, instead of Border Patrol agents. (Randy

Watch: Arizona Border Town Remains Shut Amidst Uncontrolled Flow of Migrants

A warning sign has been placed at the entrance of the Organ Pipe National Monument area, recommending tourists refrain from entering the area due to ongoing Customs and Border Protection (CBP) operations. Nearby, the town of Lukeville is completely shut down and void of human presence. At the same time, Breitbart Texas witnessed a constant flow of mostly African migrants crossing the border wall and walking through the Organ Pipe National Monument, hoping to secure their freedom in the United States on Tuesday evening.

Lukeville Border Crisis (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

Arizona Border Surge Results in Mass Migrant Releases into United States by Biden Admin

Breitbart Texas observed a constant stream of fully loaded buses carrying migrants from a Border Patrol processing facility to the Casa Alitas Migrant Welcome Center in Tucson. As each bus carrying migrants released by the Border Patrol arrived at the center on Wednesday, a simultaneous flow of buses, taxis, and travel vans shuttled newly released migrants to other destinations farther inland — some destined for the Tucson International Airport to begin their journey to cities across the nation.

Tucson Migrant Releases (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

17K Migrants Apprehended in One Week in Single Arizona Border Sector

The migrant surge continues to increase in the Tucson Sector where agents apprehended more than 17,000 migrants during the last week of November. Since the new fiscal year began on October 1, Tucson Sector agents encountered nearly 119,000 migrants, according to unofficial Border Patrol reports reviewed by Breitbart Texas.

Tucson Sector agents apprehend more than 17,000 migrants in last week of November. (U.S. B

Exclusive Photos: Migrants Camp for Days at Arizona’s Organ Pipe National Monument

Nearly 1,000 migrants braved near-freezing temperatures in the Arizona desert near Lukeville after crossing the border wall and waiting to be processed by the Border Patrol. With most border facilities facing overcrowding and limited transportation resources to serve the remote area, many migrants are spending days sleeping in the desert, hoping to gain their freedom into the United States to pursue asylum claims.

Lukeville Migrant Camp (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

Biden Admin Deploys Elite Border Patrol Units to ‘Babysit’ Arizona Migrant Camp

Members of the elite Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC) and the highly trained rescue unit (BORSTAR) have been deployed to assist in keeping the peace and providing much-needed medical care as hundreds of migrants brave the frigid desert temperatures near Lukeville, Arizona. The migrants are detained in the outdoor camp as they await transportation to a Border Patrol processing facility.

Lukeville Migrant Camp (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

EXCLUSIVE: Arizona Sector Migrant Surge Forces Border Patrol to Cancel Field Patrols

According to a source within Customs and Border Protection, Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector have been exclusively relegated to processing and caring for the wave of migrants crossing into the sector in recent days. Facing overcrowding at migrant processing facilities in the sector, the source says most non-essential details have been eliminated to re-direct all Border Patrol agents to the task of accommodating the overwhelming number of migrants in custody.

Tucson Sector Surge (File Photos: Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)