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In this image tweeted by David Caltabiano of KABB/WOAI, a heavily damaged SUV is seen on Texas Highway 85 in Big Wells, Texas, after crashing while carrying more than a dozen people fleeing from Border Patrol agents, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (David Caltabiano/KABB/WOAI via AP)

DOJ Charges Alleged Human Smugglers in Crash Deaths of 5 Migrants

The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas filed charges on Tuesday against five people allegedly involved in a human smuggling operation that left five illegal immigrants dead after one of their vehicles crashed an rolled over. The five suspected human smugglers could face up to life in prison or the death penalty for their alleged roles.

In this image tweeted by David Caltabiano of KABB/WOAI, a heavily damaged SUV is seen on Texas Highway 85 in Big Wells, Texas, after crashing while carrying more than a dozen people fleeing from Border Patrol agents, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (David Caltabiano/KABB/WOAI via AP)

Human Smugglers Kill 5 Migrants in Texas Rollover Crash

A human smuggling operation involving at least three vehicles left five illegal immigrants dead after one of the cars crashed while attempting to flee Texas sheriff’s deputies and Border Patrol agents. Two of the vehicles stopped when approached by Border Patrol vehicles while the third fled the scene and eventually crashed.

Border Patrol Agents Rescue Distressed Migrant near Falfurrias

Migrant Rescues, Deaths Rise Along Texas Border

The approaching summer heat in South Texas is causing an increase in demand for Border Patrol search and rescue resources. Agents in the Rio Grande Valley and Del Rio Sectors are seeing more situations where migrants are placed in danger by cartel-connected human smugglers.

Texas National Guardsman Sgt. Javier Olmos monitors the Rio Grande River border near Eagle Pass, Texas. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol)

National Guard Helps Recover Kidnapped Honduran Toddler After Border Crossing

A National Guardsman assigned to assist the Del Rio Border Patrol Sector helped recover a Honduran toddler whose father allegedly kidnapped him before crossing the border illegally into Texas. The guardsman is assigned to electronic monitoring of the border as part of Operation Guardian Support.

EG Sebusca - Del Rio Sector

Border Patrol Expands Most Wanted Human Smuggler Program

Border Patrol officials are expanding a successful human smuggler “most wanted” program to the Del Rio Sector in Texas. The program, called “Se Busca Información,” has yielded successful results in other sectors where it has been implemented.

US Border Patrol Stop

Border Patrol Agents Nab Sex Offender Deported 5 Months Ago

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Sector arrested a sex offender from Honduras who was deported less than five months prior. The man was the third Honduran sex offender-deportee arrested in the sector in one week.

Gonzalez and Garcia

Border Patrol Agents Receive Congressional Badge of Bravery

Two U.S. Border Patrol agents were recognized for their courage during a ceremony where they were presented the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery. The agents were recognized for their actions in saving an illegal immigrant from rapid currents during a 2014 Rio Grande River border crossing.

Juan Carrillo

Texas Cop, Wife Sentenced for Smuggling Illegal Aliens

HOUSTON, Texas–A Houston police officer and his wife were sentenced to spend 15 months in a federal prison following their conviction on charges of transporting illegal aliens. The couple will also face supervised release and a fine of $1,000.