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Wide open border between Mexico and Laredo Sector in South Texas. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

Border Patrol Agents Bust 8 More Bangladeshis at Texas Border

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents arrested eight more Bangladeshi nationals after they illegally crossed the border in south Laredo. The arrests occurred in an area where agents arrested more than 230 Bangladeshis this fiscal year.

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Agents Sound Alarm on Syrians Caught Sneaking Across Texas Border

Border Patrol agents in the Laredo Sector are sounding the alarm after they recently apprehended two Syrian nationals who illegally crossed the border from Mexico into South Texas. The agents say the arrest of the Syrians confirms there is a human smuggling pipeline from countries with connections to terrorism into the U.S.

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Border Patrol Agents Welcome National Guard Assistance

Border Patrol agents welcomed the news of President Donald Trump’s order activating the National Guard to assist with securing the southwest border with Mexico. Agents said the move will put more agents on the front line and help make the border safer.

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Bangladesh Nationals Continue to Flood Texas Border

Border Patrol agents in the Laredo Sector of Texas continue to find more Bangladesh nationals being smuggled across the border from Mexico. Agents arrested 12 over the Easter weekend alone.

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31 Border Patrol Agents in Texas Recognized for Heroism

Officials honored 31 U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo Sector during a ceremony held Tuesday night in south Texas. The ceremony recognized acts of bravery and life-saving efforts of the agents in eight separate incidents.

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Obama’s ‘Red Carpet’: Feds Dump 40 Migrants at Texas Bus Stop

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents released a group of 40 women who illegally entered the United States from Central American countries at a bus station in south Texas. The influx of women and children illegally crossing the border from Mexico has been increasing steadily over the past year.

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Border Patrol Agents Find 22 Illegal Aliens Trapped in Trailer

U.S. Border Patrol agents working in the Laredo Sector in South Texas found 22 illegal aliens trapped inside the trailer of an 18-wheeler. The aliens were being smuggled but had no means of escaping the trailer or getting air or water when needed.

LAREDO, TX - AUGUST 07: U.S. Border Patrol agents watch colleagues motor past while patrolling for illegal immigrants in the Rio Grande River crossing into the United States August 7, 2008 near Laredo, Texas. Agents in the Laredo sector of the border travel the Rio Grande River in six 18" …

Brain-Eating Amoeba Reported in Rio Grande River Near Laredo

Health officials are reported a brain-eating amoeba was found in the Rio Grande River along the Texas border with Mexico. Mexican health officials in Tamaulipas warned people to refrain from swimming in or bathing in the river that is used by many to illegally enter the United States.

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Border Patrol Agents Risk All to Save 4 Drowning Illegal Aliens

U.S. Border Patrol agents in Laredo, Texas, risked their lives by jumping into the Rio Grande River to rescue four illegal aliens who nearly drowned crossing from Mexico. Though heavily unreported, Border Patrol agents frequently put their lives at risk to rescue illegal aliens who have put themselves in dangerous situations.

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18,000 Illegal Aliens Caught in 5 Months — In Single Texas Sector

Nearly 18,000 illegal aliens were apprehended by Border Patrol agents in just one sector of the Texas/Mexico border, the Laredo Sector. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo Sector had an impressive first five months of the current fiscal year which began in October 2015. 17,945 apprehensions were made of illegal aliens who had crossed the border from Mexico.

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Lubbock Mayor Shocked by Border Tour: ‘More Porous Than I Imagined’

Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson toured the U.S.-Mexico border with Border Patrol agents and Breitbart Texas Director Brandon Darby. Despite heavy rainfall, Robertson got a first-hand look at just how wide open the border is and what agents have to deal with in attempting to secure our border. Robertson is currently in a primary runoff for the Texas CD-19 seat left open by retiring Randy Neugebauer and the mayor has emerged as a champion for the Border Patrol agents’ cause.

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Texas Looks at Creating State-Level Immigration Laws

The Texas Legislature could look into new state-level immigration laws to give police more authority in immigration-related cases. During a meeting of the Texas House’s State Affairs Committee, Texas Deputy Attorney General Brantley Starr told legislators they could create state-level immigration laws if they were careful to carve out unique areas that did not conflict or step on federal immigration laws.

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Border Patrol Seizes Drugs and Saves a Life as Trump Visits Texas Border City

Just as 2016 Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump was concluding his whirlwind tour of this Texas/Mexico border city, the U.S. Border Patrol kicked off a hectic weekend. Over the next twenty-four hours or so, Border Patrol agents would seize 427 pounds of marijuana, rescue twenty-two illegal immigrants and save the life of at least one of them.

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Smugglers Changing Tactics in Laredo Sector of Texas Border

More than 130 pounds of marijuana was seized on Wednesday morning when U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Laredo South Sector discovered a vehicle leaving a known smuggling area along the Rio Grande River. The driver led agents on a short chase and crashed back into the river in what is described as a “splashdown” event. Breitbart Texas has learned this is a new technique for smugglers in the Laredo sector.

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Armored Blackhawks Arrive at Texas Border

Armored Blackhawk helicopters have arrived at the Texas border with Mexico in response to the recent attack on a U.S. helicopter from Mexican soil. As Breitbart Texas first reported, a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) helicopter was participating in stopping a well-organized drug trafficking effort that involved individuals on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Shots were fired from the Mexican side on the CBP helicopter and it was forced down after sustaining damage.

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BP Agent to Texas Senate: ‘Texas Must Take an Aggressive Stance Against Criminal Organizations’

AUSTIN, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agent Hector Garza testified before the Texas Senate Subcommittee on Border Security in support of creating a multi-state border security compact. Garza told the Senators that Texas must take an aggressive stance against the organizaed criminal enterprises that are smuggling thousands of illegal immigrants into the United States. The bill, SB 1252 by Senator Bob Hall (R-Edgewood), would require the Governor of Texas to negotiate an Interstate Border Security Compact to allow states to enforce federal immigration law.

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Hector Garza Elected President of Vital Texas Border Patrol Sector Union

U.S. Border Patrol Agent Hector Garza was elected this week to be president of National Border Patrol Council Local 2455 union. The election makes Garza responsible to represent the over 1,600 Border Patrol agents and support staff employees of the Laredo Sector of the Border Patrol.