Human Smuggling

Falfurrias Station Border Patrol agents rescues a migrant woman who human smugglers left behind to die. (File Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector)

Border Patrol Agents Rescue Four Migrants Abandoned by Human Smugglers

Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents rescued four migrants who had been abandoned on Texas ranches. Sheriff’s office officials in Brooks county reported 50 migrant deaths during 2018 on these ranches located about 80 miles north of the Texas-Mexico border.

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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.

Large group of aliens sitting down after being apprehended near the US-Mexico border in Arizona. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

Migrant Family Apprehensions Quadrupled in 2019

The apprehension of migrants who illegally crossed the border between ports of entry nearly during the first four months of the fiscal year nearly doubled the previous year’s numbers for the same period.

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Pilot Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Illegal Immigrants in Texas

A pilot, accused of the attempted smuggling of four illegal immigrants from an airport in the Rio Grande Valley to Houston for a fee of $3,000, pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of conspiracy to transport aliens as part of a plea deal.

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Armed Juvenile Human Smuggler Arrested After Pursuit near Texas Border

A Texas juvenile faces multiple state charges related to firearms and human smuggling after leading police and Border Patrol agents on a chase that spanned more than 80 miles. The pursuit ended when the teenage driver crashed his pickup truck loaded with nine illegal immigrants into a concrete barrier.

Inadequate border fencing along New Mexico Border brings fear to area ranchers. (File Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)

New Mexico Border Ranchers Fear Alerting Police to Drug Smugglers

New Mexico ranchers and other residents along unsecured sections of the state’s border with Mexico claim fear of retaliation if they report crimes like drug or human smuggling. Residents of the region known as the “Bootheel” witnessed increases in both drug and human smuggling during the past few months.

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

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.

110 Migrants Cross Border in Yuma Sector

110 Migrants Climbing Outdated Border Fence Caught on Camera

Surveillance video captured the moment when more than 110 migrants exploited outdated fencing technology to cross the U.S.-Mexico Border on Monday. The end of the footage shows a human smuggler running away from the fence with a ladder on his back.

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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.

Unaccompanied minors in HHS shelter. (AP File Photo: Wilfredo Lee)

Unaccompanied Minors Housed by Feds Up 450 Percent After DACA

The number of unaccompanied migrant children housed by the federal government jumped by more than 450 percent following President Barack Obama’s implementation of the DACA program in 2012. Government programs provided shelter to about 8,000 per year prior to implementation. After, the numbers jumped exponentially to an average of more than 44,000 annually.

Remains believed to be of a Mexican national found in Brooks County, Texas, on December 27, 2018. (Photo: Brooks County Sheriff's Office)

Dead Migrant Found 80 Miles North of Texas-Mexico Border

Border Patrol agents and a Texas sheriff’s deputy recovered the recently deceased body of a Mexican national who died while attempting to circumvent an immigration checkpoint 80 miles north of the Texas-Mexico border.