immigration

Migrants Smuggled in Trucks, RV in Most Remote Southern Border Sector

Big Bend Sector Border Patrol agents continue to find human smugglers packing migrants into dangerously overloaded vehicles that are ripe for the spread of COVID-19. The Big Bend Sector covers some of the most remote areas of the southwestern border including 517 border miles, 77 Texas counties, and the entire state of Oklahoma.

Van Horn Station Border Patrol agents find a group of migrants packed into an overloaded pickup truck. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Big Bend Sector)

West Texas Shelter Shutters After Governor Bans Migrant Buses from Border

EAGLE PASS, Texas — On Wednesday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued and executive order banning any non-law enforcement entity from transporting migrants on Texas highways due to COVID-19 concerns. The order, according to a source within CBP, has caused at least one nonprofit shelter in West Texas to halt taking in more migrants.

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Texas Governor Orders State Police to Halt Migrant Buses amid COVID Outbreak

Governor Greg Abbott (R) ordered Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers to stop any ground transportation of migrants following an uptick in cases of COVID-19. The governor issued an executive order to stop the ground transportation of migrants who have been detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

A Texas Department of Public Safety officer directs a group of migrants who crossed the border and turned themselves in, Wednesday, acJune 16, 2021, in Del Rio, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Migrant Surge Continues in West Texas Border Town

A law enforcement source within U.S. Customs and Border Protection reports more than 600 migrants were apprehended in the Del Rio Sector on Friday. The flurry of activity began in the morning hours when nearly 400 migrants, mostly Haitian nationals were apprehended in Del Rio, Texas.

A group of Ecuadorian migrants waits for Border Patrol agents to arrive and provide transportation. (Photo: Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

New Border Wall Construction Begins near West Texas Town

EAGLE PASS, Texas — Site preparation work for one segment of Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s recently announced border wall project is visibly underway south of the city. On Thursday, work crews could be seen clearing land and surveying property near a truck route leading to the Camino Real International Bridge.

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Migrants Found in Cargo Boxes near Border in Texas

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents disrupted a human smuggling attempt involving a rental box truck. The agents at an interior immigration checkpoint north of Laredo, Texas, found migrants hiding in boxes inside the locked cargo area.

Laredo North Station Border Patrol agents find five migrants locked inside a yellow rental box truck. (Photo: Laredo Sector/U.S. Border Patrol)