Brooks County

Skeletal Remains of Migrants Found on Ranches near Texas Border

Brooks County Sheriff’s Office deputies recovered the skeletal remains of two deceased migrants on ranches surrounding the Falfurrias Border Patrol Checkpoint. These ranches are located about 80 miles from the border in known human smuggling corridors intended to move migrants around the checkpoint. So far this year, officials recovered the bodies of 39 migrants in Brooks County alone.

Brooks County Sheriff's Office deputies recover the skeletal remains of a deceased migrant. (Photo: Brooks County Sheriff's Office/Deputy Bianca Mora)

GRAPHIC: Half-Eaten Remains of Migrant Found on Texas Ranch near Border

A Brooks County Sheriff’s Office deputy faced the gruesome task of recovering the half-eaten remains of a migrant who died on a Texas ranch about 80 miles from the Mexican border. The migrant is the 36th to have lost his life attempting to circumvent the Falfurrias Border Patrol Checkpoint on U.S. Highway 281.

Brooks County Sheriff's Office officials recover the remains of a migrant on a Texas ranch about 80 miles from Mexican border. (Photo: Brooks County Sheriff's Office/Deputy Robert Castanon)

GRAPHIC: 33 Migrants Found Dead in One Texas County This Year

The Brooks County Sheriff’s Office in southern Texas reported the recovery of three migrant bodies on ranches surrounding the Falfurrias Border Patrol Checkpoint on U.S. Highway 281 this week. The total number of migrant deaths in the county 80 miles from the Mexican border is now 33.

Body of Deceased Migrant in Brooks County Texas. Breitbart Texas Photo/Bob Price

20 Times Breitbart Reported on Migrant Deaths During Obama-Biden Years and No One Cared

Former Vice President Joe Biden tweeted an image of a migrant father and daughter who had died on the U.S.-Mexico border and he attempted to link the deaths to cruelty from President Donald Trump. However, Breitbart News consistently reported on the deaths of hundreds of migrants along the border during the Obama-Biden administration — horrors that then-Vice President Biden never spoke about during his time in the White House. 

Body of Deceased Migrant in Brooks County Texas. Breitbart Texas Photo/Bob Price

Border Patrol Rescues Five Migrants near Texas Border

Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector rescued five migrants from the possibility of death at the hands of cartel-connected human smugglers. Four of the rescues occurred in the Rio Grande while the fifth was on a ranch 80 miles from the border.

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents rescue ten illegal aliens who had been stranded on an island in the Rio Grande River by human smugglers. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

Mexican Cartel ‘Coyotes’ Threaten Texans 80 Miles Past Border, Says Victim

A resident of a Texas community located about 80 miles from the Mexican border says cartel-connected human smugglers threaten people who live around their paths. The “coyotes” utilize this area to force migrants on dangerous marches around the Falfurrias Border Patrol Checkpoint. Hundreds died in this area over the past several years, county officials say.

Falfurrias Station Border Patrol agents apprehended migrants being smuggled on ranches in Brooks County, Texas. (File Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)

Texas Sheriff Details Humanitarian Consequences of Unsecured Border

Brooks County Sheriff Benny Martinez spoke with Breitbart Texas about the humanitarian consequences of unsecured borders in a recent interview. More than 600 migrants died in this single South Texas county as cartel-connected human smugglers attempt to circumvent their “cargo” around an inland Border Patrol checkpoint. Other consequences in this county include migrants being raped, assaulted, and exposed to extremely dangerous medical conditions like heat exhaustion and dehydration.

Brooks County Sheriff Benny Martinez responds to call about a deceased migrant near Falfurrias. (Photo: Bob Price/Breitbart Texas)

EXCLUSIVE — Graphic Photos Show Deadly Consequences of Unsecured Border in Texas County

The brutal consequences of our open border are highlighted by the bodies of hundreds of illegal immigrants who died in one Texas county located 80 miles inland from Mexico. In total, 618 corpses have been found since 2009 — many of the deceased have never been identified and their loved ones simply never heard from the migrant again after they crossed the border into the U.S.

Cindy Vanessa Mendez kneels over her father's body. Omar Mendez Perez died after being left behind by human smugglers after he fell ill and was unable to keep up. (Photo: Brooks County Sheriff's Office)

New Relief Effort Records First Saved Migrant Lives in South Texas

A new program aimed at saving the lives of lost migrants recorded its first saves this week. The program places unique signs at key locations instructing lost migrants to call 911 for assistance. The calls help Border Patrol agents save time in the rescue and apprehension of those lost.

Two Honduran migrant brothers were rescued by Falfurrias Station Border Patrol agents after becoming lost on a ranch in Brooks County. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector)