Jason D. Owens

Migrant Surge in Texas Border Town Outpacing Haitian Crisis of 2021

An estimated 1,500 mostly Venezuelan migrants entered the small border town of Eagle Pass, Texas,  during the late evening hours on Tuesday. The latest group of migrants to surrender to authorities brings the eight-day total of migrant crossings to more than 16,000. It took ten full days in September 2021 for 15,000 mostly Haitian migrants to ford the river during the infamous immigration surge in Del Rio.

Mostly Adult Male Migrants Stream into Eagle Pass, Texas. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

120 Pounds of Cocaine Found near Border in Texas

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 120 pounds of cocaine on August 7 near the Texas border with Mexico. Officials estimate the value of the shipment at approximately $3.8 million.

Cocaine Seizure Rio Grande City (U.S. Border Patrol)

13 Dead Migrants Found in One Week by Border Patrol Agents

Border Patrol agents recovered 13 deceased migrants in one week along what the United Nations has declared the deadliest land border in the world. The recoveries made by the agency were accompanied by 226 rescues of migrants suffering heat-related injuries from June 25 to July 1, according to Jason Owens, the recently named the 26th Chief of the United States Border Patrol.

Border Patrol agents recover the body of a deceased migrant. (File Photo: Bob Price/Breitbart Texas)

Migrants Damage New Trucks on Train near Border in Texas

Texas Department of Public Safety Special Operations Group and Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended nearly 50 migrants hiding in rail cars carrying vehicles. During the search, law enforcement officers found new Dodge trucks that “sustained varying degrees of damage” from the migrants.

Migrants apprehended in Del Rio Sector during train inspections. (Texas Department of Public Safety)

700 Migrants Cross In Single Group into Texas Border Town

A single group consisting of more than 700 migrants crossed the Rio Grande into Eagle Pass, Texas, and quickly surrendered to authorities. The group of mostly Cuban migrants entered the United States shortly before dawn on Thursday and were arrested by Border Patrol agents just north of the city. According to a source within CBP, the group is the largest single group of migrants to surrender at Eagle Pass.

Eagle Pass Border Patrol agents apprehend a record-setting large migrant group. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

WATCH: Agents Rescue 5 Migrants from Deadly Texas Border River

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents moved quickly to rescue a group of five migrants who were struggling with the swiftly moving currents of the Rio Grande. One agent jumped into the water to save a woman having trouble staying afloat in the river that separates Texas and Mexico.

Border Patrol agents rescue a group of five migrant in the Rio Grande. (Video Screenshot: U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector)

EXCLUSIVE: 52,000 Migrants Crossed One Texas Border Sector in August

Agents apprehended more than 52,000 migrants who illegally crossed the Mexican border into the Texas-based Del Rio Sector in August, according to a source within U.S. Customs and Border Protection. This is an increase over the record-setting number of apprehensions set in July in what has become the nation’s busiest Border Patrol sector.

A group of migrants surrender to Texas National Guard Soldiers near Eagle Pass, Texas. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

150 Migrants Found in Mexico in Trailer Bound for Texas Border

Mexican government immigration officials found a group of 150 migrants locked inside a tractor-trailer headed to the Texas-Mexico border. Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents coordinated with the Mexican authorities to rescue the migrants from the life-threatening situation.

Mexican authorities find 150 migrants locked in tractor-trailer bound for the Texas border. (U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector)