STORE

Border Patrol Agents Assaulted

Border Patrol Air-Boat in South Texas Laredo, Rio Grande Valley River

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.

Caltrops

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.

Border Patrol agent on ATV in San Diego Sector

Border Patrol Agent Hospitalized After Rock Attack

A Border Patrol agent patrolling the border on an ATV was hospitalized after being assaulted with a large rock. The attack occurred a few miles east of the San Ysidro Port of Entry in a known human smuggling area.

File Photo showing injuries to Border Patrol agent from rock throwers. (File Photo: Homeland Security Today)

Assaults on Border Patrol Agents Increase 73 Percent in 2017

A year-end report from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials reveals a 73 percent increase in the number of Border Patrol agents assaulted by illegal immigrants. A total of 786 agents were assaulted in 324 incidents over the period ending September 30, 2017.

AP_060123017034

Assaults on Border Patrol Agents Up 64 Percent in July

Assaults by criminal aliens against Border Patrol agents increased 64 percent in July over the previous month. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials reported 41 agents as victims of assault for the month.

AP_16323598495656

Assaults on Border Patrol Agents Up 92 Percent over Last Year

A new report from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) details the continued increase in assaults on Border Patrol agents over last year. Assaults against agents are 92 percent higher compared to Fiscal Year 2016.