Human Smuggling

EXCLUSIVE: Arizona Sector Migrant Surge Forces Border Patrol to Cancel Field Patrols

According to a source within Customs and Border Protection, Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector have been exclusively relegated to processing and caring for the wave of migrants crossing into the sector in recent days. Facing overcrowding at migrant processing facilities in the sector, the source says most non-essential details have been eliminated to re-direct all Border Patrol agents to the task of accommodating the overwhelming number of migrants in custody.

Tucson Sector Surge (File Photos: Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

Rapist Ex-Cop Charged with Human Smuggling near Border in California

San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a former Los Angeles Police Department officer who was convicted of raping women while on duty. The agents charged the ex-cop with human smuggling and felon in possession of an illegal firearm. The convicted rapist also allegedly presented a fake LAPD lieutenant’s badge.

LAPD Badge and 9mm Pistol (1)

Exclusive: Eight Dead in Texas after Human Smuggling Pursuit Ends in Crash

A suspected migrant smuggler and seven others died after the driver’s vehicle collided with an innocent motorist near Batesville, Texas. According to a law enforcement source, the smuggler who was transporting five suspected migrants and was fleeing from Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol troopers when the accident occurred just before 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday.

At least eight people died in a crash that followed a human smuggling pursuit. (Texas Law Enforcement Photo)

Photos Show Migrants Forcing Way Through Texas Border Barriers

Several groups of migrants entered the water of the Rio Grande headed to Eagle Pass, Texas, despite repeated attempts to deter their access by Mexico’s National Guard soldiers. The migrants thwarted the soldiers’ attempts to capture them, ultimately entering the water and heading straight into the layers of concertina wire and cargo containers placed along the United States bank of the river.

Migrants Crossing from Mexico. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

Exclusive Photos: 169 Migrants in Single Group Cross into Texas Border Town

EAGLE PASS, Texas — A single group of 169 mostly Venezuelan migrants crossed the Rio Grande and entered the small border town of Eagle Pass on Thursday afternoon. Although migrant crossings have slowed during the month of October, the Border Patrol’s Del Rio Sector is still encountering more than 1,100 migrants crossing the Rio Grande daily, according to a source within CBP.

A large group of nearly 170 mostly Venezuelan migrants crossed from Mexico into Eagle Pass. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

Exclusive: 11 Middle Eastern Migrants Found in Texas Border Sector in One Week

According to a source within CBP, eleven “Special Interest Aliens” from Middle Eastern nations were encountered in less than one week in the Border Patrol’s Del Rio Sector. During the week of October 8 to October 14, Border Patrol agents apprehended six Iranian nationals, three Lebanese nationals, one Egyptian national, and one Saudi Arabian national that made landfall in Texas on the banks of the Rio Grande.

A Border Patrol agents in Eagle Pass, Texas, arrests a migrant after he illegally crossed the border from Mexico. (File Photo: Bob Price/Breitbart Texas)

GOP Presidential Candidate Ramaswamy Witnesses Migrant Rescue During Texas Border Tour

Presidential Candidate Vivek Ramaswamy visited the small border town of Eagle Pass, Texas, to meet with law enforcement officials and tour the border area recently plagued by thousands of migrant crossings. While discussing the current border situation on the bank of the Rio Grande, Ramaswamy observed law enforcement authorities rescue a migrant family attempting to cross into the United States.

Ramaswamy Visit to Eagle Pass (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas and Texas DPS)

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: 24K Chinese Migrants Apprehended at Southwest Border in FY 2023

Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 24,000 migrants from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) along the Southwest border during fiscal year 2023, according to a DHS report reviewed by Breitbart Texas. The report, provided by a source within the agency, shows the increase in apprehensions of migrants from the communist regime represents a more than 1,115 percent increase from the 1,987 apprehended the previous year.

File Photos: Breitbart Texas, U.S. Border Patrol

Exclusive: Biden’s DHS Leaves Miles of Border Wide Open as Migrant Crossings Spike

With more than 22,000 migrants being held in custody, a source within U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the Border Patrol is being forced to cut routine patrols along the border. In some areas, highway inspection checkpoints have been closed to accommodate another increase in the number of migrant crossings. On Monday alone, the agency apprehended more than 7,700 migrants nationwide.

Border Patrol pulls agents from patrol as migrant surge resumes. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: 300 Mostly West African Migrants Cross Border into Arizona

In what Border Patrol agents describe as a daily event, more than 300 mostly West African migrants walked through drainage gates in the border wall several miles west of Lukeville, Arizona. The group contained around forty migrants from Peru, India, Ecuador, and several Middle Eastern countries, according to Border Patrol agents who spoke to Breitbart Texas.

300 Mostly West African Migrants Cross Border into Arizona. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

EXCLUSIVE: U.S. Experiences 6,000 Percent Increase in Border Crossings by Migrants from Islamic Republic of Mauritania

As Breitbart Texas observed the Arizona border this week, migrant groups continued to cross into the United States from a host of countries — including some considered by the DHS to be of special interest due to the prevalence of terrorism in that country or hostility to the United States. According to a CBP report reviewed by Breitbart Texas, the arrest of migrants from Mauritania and Egypt at the southwest border rose by as much as 6,000 percent compared to 2022 statistics kept by CBP.

A large group of migrants cross border near Lukeville, Arizona. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

Exclusive Photos: Migrants from Around the World Stream Across ‘Closed’ Border into Arizona

More than 300 migrants walked through open storm drain gates in the border wall just west of Lukeville to surrender to Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents early Tuesday morning. Breitbart Texas watched as the migrants queued at the border wall before walking through the Organ Pipe National Monument Reserve, hoping to gain release into the United States. The group included migrants from several African nations, India, Pakistan, Ecuador, and Peru.

Migrants from Many Nations Arrive at Arizona Border Crossing. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: 300 Migrants Stroll Across Biden Admin’s ‘Closed’ Border into Arizona on Labor Day

A single group of nearly 300 migrants walked through gates in the border wall welded open by the Biden administration west of Lukeville on Labor Day morning. The migrants eventually surrendered to Border Patrol agents at a nearby rally point. Breitbart Texas posted along the border in the small town and observed as Border Patrol agents prepared the migrants for transport to a Border Patrol processing center.

Nearly 300 Migrants are sheltered from the sun and guarded by Border Patrol agents near Lukeville, Arizona. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

WATCH: Large Migrant Group Walks Across Biden Admin’s ‘Closed Border’ into Texas

In what has become an almost daily occurrence, a large group of more than 100 migrants crossed the Rio Grande just north of Eagle Pass to surrender to awaiting Border Patrol agents during the early morning hours on Friday. Shortly after 4:00 a.m., Breitbart Texas watched as the large group of mostly family unit migrants approached a rallying point staffed by the Border Patrol, where they surrendered to claim asylum.

Large Migrant Group Crosses Border near Ealge Pass. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)