Brackettville Station

Migrant Rescues Continue as Smugglers Leave Them to Die near Border

Border Patrol agents along the southwest border with Mexico continue to rescue migrants left behind to die by cartel-connected human smugglers. Despite much lower illegal border crossings this year, the rescue of migrants has already exceeded last year’s total, officials state.

Border Patrol BORSTAR agents from the El Centro Sector provide medical assistance to dehydrated migrants in Southern California. (Twitter Video Screencapture/U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

11 Human Smugglers, 27 Migrants Arrested near Texas Border

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents disrupted seven human smuggling attempts, leading to the arrest of 11 smugglers and 27 migrants over the past weekend. The foreign nationals came from the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico.

Border Patrol agents arrest migrants in Arizona after they illegally crossed the border from Mexico.

Twice-Deported Armed Honduran Arrested near New Mexico Border

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a twice deported Honduran man who was reportedly armed with a pistol before his arrest. The agents found him with a group of 15 migrants. This is the third armed human smuggling encounter for Brackettville Station Border Patrol agents in a one-week period.

Brackettville Station Border Patrol agents find a .22 caliber handgun in a backpack with a group of migrants. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector)

Armed Human Smuggler Arrested near Texas Border

A Kinney County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrested an armed human smuggler as he attempted to sneak four illegal aliens into the U.S. interior. Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents also found another handgun near the scene of a second foiled human smuggling attempt.

U.S. Border Patrol agents arrest illegal aliens attempting to enter the United States after crossing the Rio Grande River in McAllen, Texas on November 15, 2018. Photo by Ozzy Trevino