Border Patrol agent speaks with Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer near U.S.-Canada border. (File Photo: GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images)

Border Patrol Agent Assaulted by Drug Smuggler at Canadian Border

An alleged drug smuggler reportedly assaulted a U.S. Border Patrol agent as he attempted to arrest the man who illegally crossed the Canadian border into Washington. Two suspects fled back into Canada but were arrested by police in that country.

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5-Time Deported Migrant Pulled Gun on Border Patrol Agent, Say Feds

Violence by migrants against Border Patrol agents appears to be escalating this week when a previously deported illegal immigrant from Mexico pulled a handgun on an agent in California. In Arizona, two Guatemalan nationals attacked Border Patrol agents in separate incidents.

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Three Border Patrol Agents Assaulted in Five Days

Illegal aliens assaulted three El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents in separated incidents over a five-day period. The agents did not sustain major injuries during the attacks.

Border Patrol agents in Laredo Sector find lost migrant on a ranch near Laredo, Texas. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

Border Patrol Agent Assaulted near South Texas Border

An illegal immigrant allegedly assaulted a U.S. Border Patrol agent from the Rio Grande Valley Sector in an apparent effort to avoid arrest for unlawfully crossing the border from Mexico.

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Assaults on Border Patrol Agents Drop 17 Percent Over Last Year, Says Report

Assaults on Border Patrol agents fell by 17 percent this fiscal year when compared to the same period last year. This is the first time since 2014 where the numbers fell from one year to the next. The decrease appears to coincide with announcements from the Justice Department that assaults on Border Patrol agents will be aggressively prosecuted.

Arizona Border Patrol Checkpoint. (File Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)

Border Patrol Agent Nearly Struck by Vehicle Fleeing Inspection

A person attempting to avoid detection at a Tucson Sector Border Patrol immigration checkpoint led agents on a pursuit. After stopping one time, the driver fled again and hit a Border Patrol vehicle, nearly striking an agent.

Bundles of marijuana seized near border.

Smugglers Attack Border Patrol Agents with Rocks

U.S. Border Patrol agents came under attack as they attempted to stop a group of marijuana smugglers from bringing their load into the U.S. The agents seized 87 pounds as a result near Brownsville, Texas.

Caltrops used by alleged drug smugglers to attempt to deflate tires of Border Patrol vehicles. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol)

Smugglers Deploy Dangerous Weapons Against South Texas Border Patrol Agents

Drug smugglers attempting to move nearly 300 pounds of marijuana into the U.S. deployed potentially deadly weapons against pursuing Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents. Two days later, a pair of human smugglers used their vehicle as a weapon and struck a Border Patrol vehicle — injuring the agent inside.

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Four Border Patrol Agents Assaulted near Texas Border

Border Patrol officials in the Rio Grande Valley Sector reported assaults on four agents in separate incidents in a one-week period. Fortunately, none of the agents were seriously injured during the attacks.

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Assaults on Border Patrol Agents Down 44 Percent in FY2018

Assaults on U.S. Border Patrol agents fell by 44 percent during the first five months of the current fiscal year. At the same time, the Department of Justice announced prosecutors would be more aggressive in prosecuting illegal immigrants who assault federal agents.

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Mexican Cartel Smuggler Drops Caltrops During Border Patrol Chase

Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector continue to confront the dangers they encounter in the nation’s busiest region for the apprehension of illegal immigrants. Agents in this sector apprehend more Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC), Family Unit Aliens (FMUA) than all other southwest border patrol sectors combined. Nearly half of all illegal aliens apprehended after crossing the border from Mexico are arrested in the 17,000 square miles of this sector.