Central American Migrants

Migrant Family Apprehensions at Border Down 94 Percent from Peak in May

The apprehension of migrant families who illegally cross the border between ports of entry from Mexico into the U.S. fell by 94 percent from the surge’s peak in May 2019. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan credits President Donald Trump and his administration’s policies for the dramatic eight-month decline.

Mexican National Guards stand on the Mexican side of the Suchiate River near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, where they watch Central American migrants standing on the Guatemalan side of the river, early Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The number of migrants stuck at the Guatemala-Mexico border continued to dwindle Wednesday as detentions …

Ten Camouflaged Migrants Appended near Border Area in West Texas

Big Bend Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended 10 migrants dressed in camouflage as they hiked through a steep canyon after illegally entering the U.S. from Mexico. This is at least the second time this month where agents in this sector found illegal immigrants attempting to hide from apprehension with special clothing.

Alpine Station Border Patrol agents apprehended a group of Texas migrants in camouflage after they illegally crossed the border from Mexico into Texas. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Big Bend Sector)

U.S. State Dept. Sinking Trump’s ‘Safe Country’ Asylum Program, Says Guatemalan Official

A high-ranking Guatemalan government official told Breitbart News that the U.S. Department of State in that country is working with leftist organizations to allow President Donald Trump’s proposed “safe country” asylum agreement to die. President Trump is seeking agreements with Mexico and Central American countries to help slow the surge of migrants attempting to exploit loopholes in the U.S. asylum system.

A raftsman hauls a load of used car parts across the Suchiate River toward Tecun Uman, Guatemala from Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. The flow of migrants, many by raft, into southern Mexico has seemed to slow in recent days as more soldiers, marines, federal police, some as …

Mexico to Deploy 6500 National Guard, Will Deport 2500 Migrants Daily

Mexican officials announced plans this week to deploy approximately 6,500 of its national guard troops at 12 checkpoints near the country’s southern border. The move comes in response to nearly 400,000 Central American and other migrants who entered the nation in the last three months on journeys to the U.S. Mexico City also discussed plans to deport approximately 2,500 migrants per day.

Members of the National Guard stand as an immigration officer check's passengers' documents at a checkpoint on June 18, 2019 on a highway in Tuxtla Chico, Mexico. The Mexican government launched a deployment of the National Guard seeking to control the flux of migrants crossing from Guatemala to Mexico, as …

Kobach: What We Need from Mexico

On Thursday, President Trump announced the imposition of progressively-mounting tariffs on imported Mexican goods.  The tariffs begin at 5% on June 10; then they climb to 10% on July 1, 15% on August 1, 20% on September 1, and 25% on October 1.

This May 29, 2019 photo released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shows some of 1,036 migrants who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas, the largest that the Border Patrol says it has ever encountered. Video shows them going under a chain-link fence to the U.S., where …

115 Migrants Held by Smugglers for Ransom Rescued in Ciudad Juárez

Mexican police in Ciudad Juárez rescued a group of 115 migrants being held against their will by human smugglers earlier this week. Police were tipped off to the incident by an anonymous report. The police raid resulted in the arrest of three human smugglers — one, a Central American migrant from El Salvador.

Juarez Police

Another Migrant Drowns in Texas Border River

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents recovered yet another body of a migrant who appears to have drowned while illegally crossing the Rio Grande border river. This is the fifth such drowning in this sector this fiscal year.

LAREDO, TX - AUGUST 07: U.S. Border Patrol agents watch colleagues motor past while patrolling for illegal immigrants in the Rio Grande River crossing into the United States August 7, 2008 near Laredo, Texas. Agents in the Laredo sector of the border travel the Rio Grande River in six 18" …