Raul L. Ortiz

Texas Mother, Daughter Indicted in Fraudulent Migrant Family Scheme

A Del Rio Texas federal grand jury handed down indictments against a Texas mother and her daughter for their alleged roles in a fraudulent migrant family human smuggling scheme. The indictment claims the two women conspired to bring a two-year-old girl across the border with a U.S. birth certificate belonging to the woman’s actual child.

ROMA, TX - AUGUST 17: Immigrants from Central America wait to be taken into custody by U.S. Border Patrol agents on August 17, 2016 in Roma, Texas. Thousands of Central American families continue to cross the Rio Grande at the Texas-Mexico border, seeking asylum in the United States. Border security …

500 African Migrants Apprehended Since May 30 in Single Border Patrol Sector

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 500 migrants from the continent of Africa since May 30. The numbers jumped after large numbers of African migrants adopted a strategy of crossing in large numbers. On Wednesday, a group of 34 African migrants crossed the border illegally near Eagle Pass, Texas.

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents apprehend a group of 34 African migrants near Eagle Pass, Texas. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector)