Arizona Border Crisis

Two Mexican Men Charged with Hostage Taking, Smuggling, Weapons Violations in U.S.

The U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona filed charges against two Mexican nationals for their roles in an alleged human smuggling scheme that included extorting family members for the release of migrants being held for ransom. The suspects allegedly demanded a payment of $8,000 for each migrant being held against their will in Arizona.

HEMPSTEAD, NY - MARCH 28: U.S. federal agents arrest a suspected gang member late on March 28, 2018 in Hempstead, New York. Overnight and into the morning, U.S. federal agents led by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and local police detained suspected gang members across Long Island in a surge of …

26 Governors Mobilize Against Migration Chaos at Border

A group of 26 Republican governors joined forces to address the chaotic border policies of the Biden administration that led to an unprecedented crisis along the U.S. border with Mexico. The governors, led by Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey join together to disrupt and dismantle transnational criminal organizations in order to stop the flow of dangerous drugs and combat human smuggling.

Texas National Guard soldiers hold a group of migrants while they wait for a Border Patrol agent. (Bob Price/Breitbart Texas)

EXCLUSIVE: Migrant Apprehensions in March Set Record for Biden Era

The apprehension of migrants illegally crossing the southwest border with Mexico between ports of entry in March set a new Biden-era record, according to a source operating under the auspices of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 209,000 migrants in March — up from just over 169,000 last March.

Tucson Sector agents apprehend a group of migrants near the Arizona border with Mexico. (U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

Armed Human Smugglers Arrested in Arizona near Border

Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector arrested multiple armed human smugglers as they attempted to move their “cargo” into the U.S. interior this week. The agents also interdicted multiple dangerous smuggling attempts.

Agents in Arizona arrest two human smugglers with multiple weapons. (U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

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)

Deported Murderer Arrested After Crossing Border into Arizona

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested Juan Ramon Barron-Casillas shortly after he illegally entered the United States from Mexico last week. After further investigation, agents discovered Barron’s criminal past included a conviction in Texas for second-degree murder and a conviction for tampering with human remains.

Deported murderer arrested after illegally crossing Arizona border. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Yuma Sector)

EXCLUSIVE: Border Patrol Projects 1.8M Migrant Apprehensions in 2022

According to a source within U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Border Patrol apprehended more than 200,000 migrants since October 1, 2021, which marked the beginning of Fiscal Year 2022. The source says internal predictions currently show more than 1.8 million migrant arrests for the new fiscal year.