El Centro Sector

MS-13 Gang Member

MS-13 Member Says He Traveled with Migrant Caravan to California

Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector in California arrested an MS-13 member who claimed he traveled through Mexico with a migrant caravan. The agents made the arrest after he illegally crossed the border from Mexico into California.

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Three Border Patrol Agents Assaulted in Five Days

Illegal aliens assaulted three El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents in separated incidents over a five-day period. The agents did not sustain major injuries during the attacks.

Border Patrol agents inspect cars at immigration checkpoint. (AP File Photo)

Human Smugglers Arrested at California Checkpoints Increase This Year by 200%

El Centro Sector Border Patrol officials report a more than 200 percent increase in the number of human smuggling cases from immigration inspections at checkpoints in Southern California this fiscal year. The number of migrants arrested during these inspections also rose by more than 200 percent.

HERMOSILLO, MEXICO - APRIL 23: Central American immigrants, part of an immigrant "caravan," march in protest against U.S. President Donald Trump on April 23, 2018 in Hermosillo, Mexico. They demonstrated against Trump's morning tweets calling for U.S. Homeland Security to stop them from crossing the border into the United States …

Reports: ‘Caravan Migrants’ Waiting to Cross Mexico-California Border

Several reports indicate that the fragments of the “migrant caravan” are now arriving south of the U.S. border with Mexico. Border Patrol officials in California and Arizona said they have not seen any illegal border crossings between ports of entry this week.

Border Patrol agents arrest human smugglers in southern Arizona

Border Patrol Busts 200 in Anti-Human Smuggling Operation

A human smuggling interdiction operation carried out by Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents landed more than 200 illegal immigrants and smugglers in jail. The agents carried out the three-week “Operation Sandman” in the Imperial Sand Dunes west of Yuma, Arizona.

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Migrant Woman Airlifted after Breaking Spine Crossing Border

Border Patrol agents rescued a Mexican woman after she fell while illegally entering the U.S. with her boyfriend. The woman fractured her spine after dropping from a 20-foot cliff and was airlifted for treatment.

Rollover Accident with Human Smuggling

Human Smuggler Crashes Car Fleeing Border Patrol Agents

A human smuggling suspect crashed his vehicle while attempting to flee Border Patrol agents in southern California. The crash caused the driver to receive severe head trauma, requiring airlift transportation to an area hospital.

Undocumented immigrants remove items of clothing while being searched by U.S. Border Patrol agents who caught them on December 7, 2015 near Rio Grande City, Texas.

Border Patrol Agents Arrest 5th Sex Offender in California

Border Patrol agents in the El Centro Sector arrested a previously deported sex offender in southern California. He is the fifth, previously deported sex offender busted after crossing the border illegally in this sector since the beginning of the new fiscal year.

Border Patrol on April 13, 2016 in Weslaco, Texas.

Border Patrol Agent Assaulted with Concrete Block

A U.S. Border Patrol agent was assaulted with a concrete block while responding to an alarm detecting an illegal alien crossing the border. The agent was not seriously injured in the attack.

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Border Patrol Catches Previously Deported Gang Member/Sex Offender in US

Border Patrol agents near the U.S.-Mexico border apprehended 39-year-old “Sureno” gang member Alejandro Sanchez after he illegally entered the U.S., only to discover that he was a previously deported violent felon who had served prison time as a sex offender. The arrest occurred in the early morning hours of March 1st at a border patrol checkpoint in Southern California.