El Paso Sector

281 Human Smuggling Stash Houses Busted in FY23 in Single Texas Border Sector

El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents raided more than 280 human smuggling stash houses during the recently ended Fiscal Year 2023. The raids on the stash house operations in far West Texas and southern New Mexico led to the apprehension of more than 3,600 migrants who were in the process of being smuggled into the U.S. interior.

El Paso Human Smuggling Stash Houses (PHOTOS: U.S. Border Patrol, ICE-HSI)

Exclusive: Border Patrol Records 125 Migrant Deaths in July

An ongoing heatwave impacting much of the nation and the swift-moving currents of the Rio Grande proved deadly for migrants attempting to enter the United States during the month of July. According to a source within Customs and Border Protection, 125 migrants perished attempting to cross the U.S. southwest border in July.

Tucson Sector agents rescue four migrants suffering heat-related illness near the Arizona border with Mexico. (U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

EXCLUSIVE: Video Shows Migrants Released by Biden Admin Camping on El Paso Streets

Migrants recently released by the Biden administration erected makeshift structures for several blocks and alleyways around the Sacred Heart Church in downtown El Paso. The migrants sought shade as afternoon temperatures neared 100 degrees Fahrenheit on Wednesday. Breitbart Texas observed the migrants, unable to bathe for several days, searching for relief from the heat on the city’s sidewalks and business entryways.

Migrants recently released by Biden administration camp our on the streets of El Paso. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

648K Migrants Apprehended in Six Months in Texas-Based Border Sectors

Border Patrol agents apprehended nearly 650,000 migrants during the first six months of the current fiscal year in the five Texas-based sectors. This is up from the record-shattering pace set last year when agents apprehended nearly 627,000 migrants who crossed the border between ports of entry.

Venezuelan migrants get in line to receive donations of clothing and food at the camp area on the banks of the Rio Grande that divides Ciudad Juarez and El Paso Texas in Mexico on November 14, 2022. With more than 1,500 Venezuelan migrants camped on the banks of Rio Bravo …

EXCLUSIVE: March Southwest Border Migrant Apprehensions Jump to 161K After Two-Month Decline

The short-term decrease in migrant apprehensions that followed the new Biden administration immigration policy changes came to an abrupt ending in March when agents apprehended more than 161,000 migrants along the southwest border with Mexico. The nearly 25 percent jump in March follows two months where agents averaged just under 129,000 migrant apprehensions.

Groups of migrants totaling more than 1,000 crossed the border near El Paso on Wednesday. (U.S. Border Patrol/El Paso Sector)

485K Migrants Apprehended this Year in Texas-Based Border Sectors

Border Patrol agents assigned to the five Texas-based border sectors apprehended nearly 485,000 migrants who crossed the border from Mexico into this border region since October 1, 2022. This represents nearly 64 percent of all migrant crossings along the southwest border with Mexico.

Eagle Pass Station agents apprehend a single group of more than 700 migrants. (U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector)

Biden Administration Signals Policy Changes to Secure Border

A drop in migrant apprehensions along the U.S. southwest border, an uptick in migrant deportation flights, and recent Customs and Border Protection social media messaging may indicate the White House is ready to secure the border. This after a source within CBP says migrant apprehensions dropped significantly during the first weeks of the new year in one of the nation’s busiest border sectors.

Migrants wait to enter the shelter of the Sacred Heart Church near the US and Mexico border in El Paso, Texas, US, on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. Chief Justice John Roberts temporarily blocked the scheduled ending of pandemic-era border restrictions while the US Supreme Court considers a bid by Republican …

Potemkin Village: Officials Clear Homeless Migrants from El Paso Streets Ahead of Biden Visit

Multiple media outlets report local police and Border Patrol agents began an effort during the last week to remove and arrest migrants from the streets of El Paso ahead of President Joe Biden’s visit to the Texas-Mexico border. The roundup appears to be an attempt to set up a Potemkin Village that paints a much different picture of the El Paso humanitarian crisis of just two weeks ago.

EL PASO, TEXAS - JANUARY 06: Immigrants prepare to bed down outside a migrant shelter on January 06, 2023 in El Paso, Texas. President Joe Biden is scheduled to visit El Paso Sunday, his first visit to the border since he became president two years before. U.S. Border authorities took …

EXCLUSIVE: 72K Migrant Got-Aways in December, 212K in Last Three Months

U.S. Border Patrol officials estimate 72,000 migrants got away without being apprehended after they illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a source operating under the umbrella of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. This adds to the 140,000 estimated got-aways during the first two months of the new fiscal year bringing the total to approximately 212,000.

A Yuma Sector Border Patrol agent chases a group of migrant in an unsecured section of the Arizona border. (File Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Jerry Glaser)

7400 Migrants Cross Mexican Border to El Paso over Weekend

El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents encountered nearly 7,400 migrants who crossed the border from Mexico, mostly to the city of El Paso, over the weekend. Border Patrol officials called it a “major surge” in an already overwhelmed sector of the border.

Border Patrol agents in El Paso apprehended nearly 7,400 migrants over the weekend. (U.S. Border Patrol/El Paso Sector)

Exclusive: ICE Air Shuffles Migrants Around Texas Due to Overcrowded Detention Centers

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — A family of Ecuadorian migrants spoke to Breitbart Texas outside the local Migrant Resource Center and recounted their crossing into El Paso before being shuffled by federal officials to Laredo and then San Antonio. The two adults and two children say they initially crossed into the United States from Juarez, expecting to be released in El Paso.

GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA - FEBRUARY 09: Guatemalan immigrants deported from the United States arrive on a ICE deportation flight on February 9, 2017 in Guatemala City, Guatemala. The charter jet, carrying 135 deportees, arrived from Texas, where U.S. border agents catch the largest number illigal immigrants crossing into the United …

Exclusive: 1000 Venezuelans Surge into El Paso Believing Title 42 is Over

According to a source within CBP, nearly 1,000 mostly Venezuelan migrants living in a makeshift encampment in Juarez surged across the border into El Paso Wednesday night. The migrants were camped out and waiting for an end to CDC Title 42 COVID-19 expulsions. The source says more than 900 are currently being held in Border Patrol processing facilities.

Venezuelan migrants line up to cross the border from Mexico into El Paso, Texas, in October 2022. (Herika Martinez/AFP Via Getty)

El Paso Halts Migrant Buses to NYC, Chicago Until FEMA Sends Money

Despite a recent Biden Administration policy to reduce the number of Venezuelan migrant crossings along the southwest border, shelters and federal detention facility overcrowding is forcing the new arrivals onto El Paso’s streets. Those with the financial means to travel freely are sent to a downtown commercial bus depot. Meanwhile, local officials have paused dedicated buses to Chicago and New York City until federal reimbursements are met.

Migrants on buses in Massachusetts towns without warning. ( Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Venezuelan Migrants Attack Border Patrol Agents with Flag Pole in Texas

Venezuelan migrants protesting changes in Biden Administration immigration policies attacked El Paso Border Patrol agents with a pole bearing a large flag from their home nation. Another migrant threw a rock at an agent, causing an injury. The agents responded by firing pepper balls to drive the migrants back to the river.

Border Patrol agents from the El Paso sector fire rubber bullets to a group of Venezuelan migrants as they cross the Rio Bravo river (or Rio Grande river, as it is called in the US), after a demonstration against US immigration policies in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on October 31, 2022. …