John Modlin

17K Migrants Apprehended in One Week in Single Arizona Border Sector

The migrant surge continues to increase in the Tucson Sector where agents apprehended more than 17,000 migrants during the last week of November. Since the new fiscal year began on October 1, Tucson Sector agents encountered nearly 119,000 migrants, according to unofficial Border Patrol reports reviewed by Breitbart Texas.

Tucson Sector agents apprehend more than 17,000 migrants in last week of November. (U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

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)

Border Patrol Agent in Arizona Dies in On-Duty ATV Crash

A Border Patrol agent died in the line of duty in Douglas, Arizona, after an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) he was driving collided with a light pole. The agent was identified as 44-year-old Freddy Ortiz, a veteran agent with over a decade of service to his country. Ortiz was responding to a call regarding suspected migrant activity on Tuesday evening when the accident occurred near Chino Road and International Avenue.

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Two Migrant Sex Offenders Arrested After Crossing Border into Arizona

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two migrants in recent days with significant convictions for sex-related crimes in the United States. In one incident, agents arrested a man with a conviction from Utah for sexual abuse of a child. In the second, agents arrested a migrant with a conviction for attempted rape in Georgia.

Previously deported sex offenders, Jose Roblero Perez -- Edgar Torres Martinez, arrested near Arizona border. (U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

WATCH: CBP Aircrew Rescues Two U.S. Hikers from Mountain near Border in Arizona

A CBP Air and Marine Operations helicopter aircrew teamed up with Border Patrol agents to rescue two U.S. citizens who became overwhelmed by the heat on an Arizona desert mountain. After initial life-saving treatment by Border Patrol agents, the aircrew hoisted the couple from the mountain and transported them to a hospital for additional evaluation and treatment.

Border Patrol agents rescue a Mexican migrant who broke his leg in a remote area of the Arizona desert. (File Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

Migrant Smugglers Busted in Arizona near Border

Border Patrol agents in the Yuma and Tucson Sectors continue to arrest suspected human smugglers with migrants packed into vehicles. In one case, the driver appeared to be under the influence of drugs and alcohol, officials stated.

Yuma and Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrest migrants and alleged human smugglers in Arizona. (U.S. Border Patrol)

320 Migrants Apprehended in 5 Groups at Border in Arizona

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 320 migrants along the border wall near Lukeville, Arizona in three separate groups. The apprehensions of these migrants from 17 different nations came as President Joe Biden prepared to visit Arizona but skip the border region.

Ajo Station Border Patrol agents apprehend 321 migrants in five groups over the past weekend. (U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

120 Migrants Apprehended at Arizona Border Crossing

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents encountered two groups of migrants along the border wall near Lukeville, Arizona, after they crossed the border from Mexico. Elsewhere in the sector, agents interdicted two other human smuggling incidents. Tucson Sector Chief Patrol Agent

Tucson Sector agents find 122 migrants along the border wall near Lukeville, Arizona. (U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)