El Paso Sector

Border Patrol Rescuing Migrants During Historic Texas Winter Storm

Border Patrol agents working the Texas-Mexico border carried out multiple migrant rescue operations as a historic winter storm grips the entire state. Border Patrol officials responded to rolling power outages and provided assistance to local communities as frigid temperatures struck even the Rio Grande Valley.

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents prepare for migrant rescues during historic Texas winter storm. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector)

Migrant Toddler Smuggling Scheme Discovered in Texas Border City

An investigation after the apprehension of two migrants who illegally entered the U.S. in El Paso, Texas, led to the discovery of the fraudulent smuggling of a one-year-old child. An alleged smuggler attempted to illegally cross the child using fraudulent documents two days earlier through the El Paso Port of Entry.

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Three Criminal Aliens Arrested in Texas After Crossing Border

Border Patrol agents working opposite ends of the Texas border arrested three previously deported criminal aliens after they illegally crossed into Texas. Agents identified one of the illegal aliens as a four-time deported Mexican national convicted of voluntary manslaughter, the second as a sex offender, and the third as a MS-13 gang member with a criminal history.

Immigrants walk handcuffed after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and being caught by the U.S. Border Patrol on December 7, 2015 near Rio Grande City, Texas. Border Patrol agents continue to capture hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants, even as the total numbers of those crossing has gone down. (Photo …

1500 Pounds of Liquid Meth Seized at Texas Border Crossing

El Paso Sector Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than 1,500 pounds of liquid methamphetamine at the Ysleta Port of Entry. The seizure more than triples the total of all methamphetamine seizures at El Paso area ports for Fiscal Year 2019.

CBP officers seized more than 1,500 pounds of liquid methamphetamine at an El Paso Sector border crossing. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection/El Paso Sector)