El Paso-Juárez Metropolitan Border Area

Migrant Rappels into U.S. — Nearly Drowns in Irrigation Canal

A migrant from Mexico nearly drowned in an El Paso, Texas, canal after rappelling into the U.S. from the Paso Del Norte Port of Entry bridge. Border Patrol agents sprung into action and rescued the man from the extremely dangerous situation.

American Canal in El Paso

Border Patrol Agents Arrest Previous Deportee Wanted for Child Rape Charge

Border Patrol agents took a fugitive alleged child sex offender off the streets after responding to a call for assistance from local police in New Mexico. The agents identified the man as a previously deported Mexican national wanted on a charge of “Criminal Sexual Penetration of a Minor.”

Border Patrol officials fingerprint an illegal alien as part of a biometric background check. (AP File Photo/Ross D. Franklin)