Bangladeshi migrants

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents rescue four Bangladeshi migrants from the Rio Grande. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

Bangladeshi Migrants Rescued from Drowning on Texas Border

Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo Sector rescued a group of Bangladeshi nationals after they nearly drowned in the Rio Grande. The sector led the nation in Fiscal Year 2018 for the apprehension of Bangladeshi migrants.

Bangladeshi national arrested by a Laredo Sector Border Patrol agent. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

100 Bangladeshi Nationals Apprehended near Texas Border in 3 Weeks

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents continue to lead the nation in the apprehension of Bangladeshi nationals who illegally cross the border from Mexico into Texas. More than 100 were arrested in the past three weeks — totaling 622 this fiscal year.

Bangladeshi national arrested after illegally crossing border near Laredo. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

400 Bangladeshi Migrants Apprehended This Year in Single Texas County

Border Patrol agents in the Laredo Sector have apprehended just under 400 Bangladeshi nationals during this fiscal year. The Bangladeshi migrants, mostly male between the ages of 18 and 35, pay cartel-connected human smugglers up to $27,000 to make their journey to America.