Operation Lone Star

EXCLUSIVE: Migrants Tire of Waiting for Title 42’s End, Surge Across Border into Texas

Whether Title 42 ends or not, migrants say they are tired of waiting and surged across the Rio Grande into the Eagle Pass, Texas, area of operations. As many as 3,600 crossed so far this weekend — eclipsing last weekend’s total of just over 2,800 migrant apprehensions in the Del Rio Sector — according to a source operating within U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Eagle Pass Station agents apprehend a group of 100 migrants just north of town. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

Body of Missing National Guardsman Found in Rio Grande

EAGLE PASS, Texas — U.S. Border Patrol agents found the body of a Texas National Guard Soldier who disappeared Friday morning after rescuing two migrants. U.S. officials recovered the body and transported the decedent to the Texas bank of the Rio Grande Monday morning.

U.S. officials recovered the body of the Texas National Guard soldier who disappeared on Friday morning. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

Search Resumes for Texas Guardsman Missing in Border River

EAGLE PASS, Texas — The search for a missing Texas Army National Guard soldier last seen entering the Rio Grande to rescue a migrant north of Eagle Pass on Friday resumed on Saturday morning. An extensive search involving a Border Patrol dive team and other law enforcement resources was suspended late Friday.

Texas officials continue to search for a National Guard Soldier who went missing on Friday while attempting to rescue a drowning migrant. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

15 Migrants Found Under Hay Bales near Border in Texas

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents and Texas Department of Public Safety troopers found a group of migrants hidden in a cattle trailer. Human smugglers packed the migrants in an un-ventilated compartment under bales of hay.

Texas DPS Troopers and Border Patrol agents found a group of migrants trapped in a hidden compartment of a cattle trailer. (U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector)

Biden Admin Slows Migrant Drop-Offs in Texas After Governor Orders Them Bused to DC

Texas officials report the Biden administration stopped dropping off released migrants in many cities across the state following Governor Greg Abbott’s order to start busing them to Washington, D.C. From the Texas Panhandle to the Rio Grande Valley, Texas city officials sent the State requests for assistance in offering bus transportation for any released migrants who voluntarily want to catch a ride to the nation’s capital.

Migrants released by Border Patrol in McAllen, Texas, wait in line to enter an overcrowded Catholic Charities shelter (Photo: Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

Gov. Abbott: Texas Military to Begin Mass Migration Response Drills

Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered the Texas Military Department to begin mass migration response rehearsals along the state’s border with Mexico. The order comes in response to the Biden Administration’s plans to cancel the Title 42 coronavirus protection protocol, which is expected to drive the already record-setting number of 8,000 migrants to more than 18,000 a day, per a federal estimate.

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WATCH: Group of 100+ Migrants Cross Border River into Texas

A Texas Department of Public Safety Air Division helicopter aircrew captured images of a large group of migrants using a rope to make their way across the Rio Grande from Mexico. The group consisted of more than 100 migrants crossing in the single event near Eagle Pass, Texas.

A Texas DPS aircrew captures video of a group of migrants crossing the border near Eagle Pass. (Texas Department of Public Safety/Air Division)

720 Migrants Apprehended Per Day in West Texas near Border

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents are apprehending migrants illegally crossing the border into Texas at the rate of 720 per day, officials tweeted. This rate moved the Del Rio Sector into the number one spot for migrant apprehensions in January, a CBP official told Breitbart Texas.

Border Patrol agents continue to apprehend record numbers of migrants illegally crossing the border into Texas. (U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector)

Texas Mobilizes National Guard Ahead of Winter Storm

Governor Greg Abbott mobilized the Texas Military Department in preparation for the impacts of the impending winter storm. A massive cold front is sweeping across the state and is expected to bring heavy snow and icy conditions.

Texas National Guard members prepare to mobilize in advance of the winter storm. (Texas Military Department)