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86 Guatemalans Arrested at Texas Border in Single Incident

As the surge of illegal aliens continues to mount in South Texas, Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector capped off a busy day by arresting one group of 86 illegal aliens and seizing more than $1 million worth of marijuana. Agents also carried out a rescue of an illegal alien lost in the brush and, unfortunately, recovered the remains of another migrant who was not as lucky. All of these incidents occurred in the RGV Sector on Monday.

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ICE Arrests 650 Obama Era Border Crossers

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers picked up 650 illegal aliens that came to the country as Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs) and Family Unit Aliens (FMUA). Operation Border Guardian/Border Resolve is a response to the surge of families and UACs that illegally entered during the Obama administration.

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Total Border Apprehensions Up for 5th Straight Month

Total apprehension of illegal aliens along our country’s southwestern border increased for the fifth consecutive month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials reported. It was the tenth month that reported increases over the previous month in the past year.

MCALLEN, TX - SEPTEMBER 08: A boy from Honduras watches a movie at a detention facility run by the U.S. Border Patrol on September 8, 2014 in McAllen, Texas. The Border Patrol opened the holding center to temporarily house the children after tens of thousands of families and unaccompanied minors …

Feds Pull Agents Off Open Border to ‘Process’ Alien Surge

The reassignment of U.S. Border Patrol agents to the Rio Grande Valley Sector announced on Saturday will leave other areas of the border less secure. Agents are being reallocated to assist with a growing surge of immigrants from Mexico and Central America.

Immigrants walk handcuffed after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and being caught by the U.S. Border Patrol on December 7, 2015 near Rio Grande City, Texas. Border Patrol agents continue to capture hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants, even as the total numbers of those crossing has gone down. (Photo …

Surge Continues: 34,463 Illegals Apprehended at the Border in June

The total of 34,463 apprehensions in June — an indicator of attempted illegal entries — exceeded the 29,388 apprehensions exactly a year ago in June 2015. The number of “family units” or adults traveling with minors as well as unaccompanied minors were also at elevated levels last month.

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Sens. Sessions and Shelby Slam Obama Administration Plan to House Illegals In Alabama

Instead of a swift removal from the U.S. back home, the Obama Administration, under the auspices of complying with a 2008 anti-trafficking law, has been transferring the illegal immigrants minors to the care of Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)’ and then to parents and relatives living — in many cases illegally — in the U.S. already.

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Texas Sheriff-Elect Now Faces Daunting Challenge of Illegal Immigrant Deaths

A new sheriff has been elected in South Texas’ Brooks County, a county known for its high number of illegal immigrant deaths. The new sheriff-elect is now faced with tackling that issue with very limited financial resources and an ever increasing number is illegal immigrants moving through his county.

A helicopter from U.S. Air and Marine Operations (AMO), searches for undocumented immigrants near the U.S.-Mexico border on December 9, 2015 at near Mission, Texas. The number of migrant families and unaccompanied minors from Central America crossing into the U.S. has again surged in recent months. (Photo by

GOP Chairman: Terrorists Are Taking Note of Lack of Border Enforcement

Terrorists are undoubtably taking note of the lack of immigration enforcement as the Obama administration allows record numbers of illegal immigrants to stream across the southern border and remain in the U.S., according to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA).

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Report: Feds Handed Border Surge Minors to Abusive Sponsors

Overwhelmed by the surge of illegal immigrant youths at the U.S.-Mexico border, federal officials lowered safety standards and inadvertently placed unaccompanied minors in sponsors’ homes where they were abused, according to an Associated Press investigation.