Brooks County

Two Dozen Migrants Found Locked in Trailer at Texas Border Checkpoint

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents rescued a group of nearly 24 migrants who were locked inside a tractor-trailer earlier this week. The discovery came as the truck driver allegedly attempted to smuggle the migrants through the Falfurrias Border Patrol Checkpoint in Brooks County, Texas.

Tractor-trailers await inspection at the Falfurias Border Patrol Checkpoint in Brooks Coun

26 Migrants Found Dead in One Texas County this Year

Texas sheriff’s deputies in a county located 80 miles north of the border with Mexico recovered the bodies or remains of at least 26 migrants so far this year. The migrants mostly died while crossing through ranches to circumvent a

Border Patrol Agents and Brooks County Sheriff's Office Deputies recover the body of an il

Group of 42 Migrants Found Walking Through Texas’ Deadliest County

Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Sector spotted 42 migrants walking through Brooks County, Texas, as a group. The mostly single adult males were walking through the dense brush to circumvent the US Highway 281 Border Patrol Checkpoint near Falfurrias. The area is known by many as the “Desert of the Dead” due to the number of migrants who perish to the elements making this trek each year.

Group Photo

Migrant Deaths Mount as Temps Exceed 100 Degrees Along Texas Border

The death toll for migrants illegally crossing into Texas-based border sectors continues to mount as human smugglers push their “cargo” into exceedingly dangerous conditions. As the number of deaths rises, temperatures along most of the Texas-Mexico border are expected to exceed 100 degrees this week.

BORSTAR Border Patrol Agents remove body of deceased illegal alien in Brooks County. (Phot

Annual Migrant Deaths in Texas County 80 Miles from Border Jumps to 26

The deaths of migrants in one Texas county located 80 miles north of the Mexican border continues to rise at an alarming rate. During the first four months of 2021, Brooks County Sheriff’s Office deputies recovered the bodies or remains of 26 deceased migrants. This compares to 34 deaths for all of 2020.

Cindy Vanessa Mendez kneels over her father's body. Omar Mendez Perez died after being lef

Migrant’s Body Found on Texas Ranch 90 Miles from Southern Border

A South Texas sheriff’s office deputy recovered the body of a recently deceased migrant on a ranch located about 90 miles from the U.S-Mexico border. The migrant appeared to die near the end of his attempt to march around the Falfurrias Border Patrol checkpoint on U.S. Highway 281.

A suspected undocumented migrant is found dead on a ranch in Brooks County, Texas. (Photo:

Three Criminal Aliens Arrested in Texas After Crossing Border

Border Patrol agents working opposite ends of the Texas border arrested three previously deported criminal aliens after they illegally crossed into Texas. Agents identified one of the illegal aliens as a four-time deported Mexican national convicted of voluntary manslaughter, the second as a sex offender, and the third as a MS-13 gang member with a criminal history.

Immigrants walk handcuffed after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and being caugh