El Paso Sector

Seven Bodies Found in Four Days Along Texas, New Mexico Border Canals

Officials in El Paso, Texas, recovered the bodies of seven people who apparently drowned in canals and irrigation tunnels along the Mexican border. The most recent recovery occurred on Tuesday night when officials found a man and a girl on a bank. Officials believe all but one were migrants crossing from Mexico.

American Canal in El Paso

Dam Releases, Rain Increase Danger of Illegal Border Crossings in Texas

Release of water into the Rio Grande from dams and increased rain is increasing the danger to migrants attempting to cross the Rio Grande from Mexico into Texas. Local officials, immigrant advocates, and U.S. Border Patrol officials all warn of the increased danger.

American Canal in El Paso

1600 Migrants Released in One New Mexico City over 10 Days

Officials in Las Cruces, New Mexico, reported on Monday that Border Patrol agents released nearly 1,600 migrants in their community over a 10-day period. The City was forced to spend about $75,000 for humanitarian assistance.

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Cartel-Connected Illegal Alien Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder of Border Patrol Agent

A three-time deported illegal alien with alleged ties to a Mexican cartel pleaded guilty in a New Mexico court on Monday to charges related to the attempted murder of a Border Patrol agent in 2017. The court dismissed aggravated battery and assault charges as part of a plea agreement. The court also dismissed a second criminal case against the man.

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Migrant Surge Overwhelming Resources Along U.S. Border, Say Charities

The surge of Central American migrant families and unaccompanied minors is overwhelming charitable organizations along the border who are tasked with providing shelter and aid. Recent changes in Border Patrol policies led to migrants being released directly to shelters instead of being turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.

Migrants receive food from volunteers at Centro San Juan Diego shelter in El Paso, Texas November 4, 2018 night, the shelter is currently housing migrants from Central America and Mexico who have sought asylum because of political instability. - Sending thousands of troops to the US-Mexico border to counter a …

REPORT: El Paso Sector Closes Inland Checkpoints to Divert Resources to Border

El Paso Sector Border Patrol officials reportedly closed down inland immigration checkpoints to move more resources to the border. The move comes as the El Paso Sector faces a massive number of illegal large-group border crossings by Central American migrant families. The closures amplify the current crisis along the southwest border.

El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 400 migrants in a five-minute period on March 19, 2019. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/El Paso Sector)

700 Migrants Apprehended in One Day in El Paso Sector

El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 700 mostly Central American migrants on Wednesday. The migrants included a 2-year-old unaccompanied minor. Agents also arrested two previously deported sex offenders who attempted to use the large groups as a diversion to sneak over the border.

El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents apprehend migrant families who illegally crossed the border to seek asylum. (File Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)

Group of 300 Migrants Apprehended After ‘Human Wall’ Protest in New Mexico

El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a large group of more than 300 migrants who illegally crossed the border near Sunland Park, New Mexico, late Monday night. Border Security advocates staged a “human wall” demonstration near the scene over the weekend to draw attention to the incomplete nature of the border wall in this area.

El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents apprehend a large group of 311 migrants near Sunland Park, New Mexico. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/El Paso Sector)

Group of 330 Migrants Apprehended in New Mexico, Says CBP

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported they apprehended 330 migrants who illegally crossed into the United States “one minute passed midnight” on Monday at Antelope Wells, a remote southwestern New Mexico port of entry.

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Previously Deported Felon Attempts Illegal Re-Entry as Family Unit

El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents discovered a previously deported criminal alien attempting to use his son to gain re-entry as a family unit. The Guatemalan migrant has an “extensive criminal history in New Jersey,” officials stated.

Border Patrol Agents in El Paso apprehend family unit aliens illegally crossing border. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Thousands of Migrants Crossing Remote Section of New Mexico Border

El Paso Sector Border Patrol officials report that at least 2,500 migrants illegally crossed the border along a small section of the New Mexico Border. The migrants crossed the border this fiscal year as part of large groups of Central American families and unaccompanied minors near the Antelope Wells Port of Entry.

Migrants cross border into New Mexico