Tag: Human Smuggling

Border Patrol agents find 78 illegal aliens locked in refrigerated tractor-trailer. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

Smuggler Busted with Nearly 80 Migrants Locked in Refrigerated Trailer

Border Patrol agents in South Texas arrested a human smuggler who allegedly had nearly 80 illegal aliens locked inside a refrigerated tractor-trailer. The driver initially fled from the Border Patrol immigration checkpoint in an attempt to avoid arrest.

Unaccompanied Migrant Children

Unaccompanied Minors Illegally Crossing Border Down 23 Percent in July

The number of unaccompanied minors arrested after illegally crossing the border between ports of entry fell in July by 23 percent. The decrease follows enhanced enforcement actions by the Trump Administration and the implementation of a “zero tolerance” policy.

In this Monday, June 25, 2018 file photo, a mother migrating from Honduras holds her 1-year-old child as surrendering to U.S. Border Patrol agents after illegally crossing the border, near McAllen, Texas. As NATO allies convene, one issue not on their formal agenda but never far from their thoughts is …

July Arrests of Migrant Families at Border Up 173 Percent over 2017

The U.S. immigration system saw a 173 percent increase in migrant family units illegally crossing the border in July over last year. The apprehension of Family Unit Aliens (FMUA) fell slightly from June to July but remains at Obama-era levels.

Migrant Rescues in South Texas

One Migrant Died, Others Rescued in Scorching Texas Heat

Border Patrol agents rescued seven illegal immigrants from suffering a painful death at the hands of the current Texas summer heatwave. Unfortunately, one migrant died after being taken to an area hospital.

Border Patrol agents find 8-year-old boy abandoned by human smugglers near Mexican border. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector)

Border Patrol Finds 8-Year-Old Boy Abandoned by Smugglers in Texas

Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector identified an unaccompanied minor who was apparently abandoned by family or human smugglers near the border. Officials were initially unable to identify the young boy who is unable to communicate because he only speaks a dialect they were unable to translate.

A human smuggler paddles two illegal immigrants across the Rio Grande River in front of a CBS News crew.

CBS News Surprised to Realize Border is Open and Unsafe

A CBS News reporter appeared shocked and afraid after witnessing an illegal border crossing near Roma, Texas. The reporter said he and his film crew were threatened by a “scout” who told them the area was not safe and to go away.

Bangladeshi national arrested after illegally crossing border near Laredo. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

400 Bangladeshi Migrants Apprehended This Year in Single Texas County

Border Patrol agents in the Laredo Sector have apprehended just under 400 Bangladeshi nationals during this fiscal year. The Bangladeshi migrants, mostly male between the ages of 18 and 35, pay cartel-connected human smugglers up to $27,000 to make their journey to America.