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In this Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, photo, a bulldozer works near a wall at the Israel Lebanon border near Rosh Haniqra, northern Israel, Israel is building a massive wall along its northern border, saying the barrier is needed to protect civilians from Hezbollah attacks, but the project has raised tensions …

Border Patrol Sector Chief: Wall Helped Turn ‘No-Man’s Land’ into ‘Shopping Mall’

Rio Grande Valley Sector Chief Patrol Chief Patrol Agent Manuel Padilla makes the case for securing the southwestern border during an exclusive interview with Breitbart Texas Editor-in-Chief Brandon Darby. Chief Padilla details why the U.S. needs to have functional control of its borders and discusses the effectiveness of walls and other technologies.

McAllen Station Border Patrol agents rescue unresponsive Guatemalan woman abandoned by human smugglers. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector)

Border Patrol Agents Rescue Unresponsive Migrant in South Texas

Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector rescued several migrants abandoned by human smugglers after they illegally crossed the border from Mexico. At least one female became unresponsive after heat exposure and lacking water.

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MS-13 Gang Member Apprehensions this Year up 244 Percent, Says Border Patrol Sector Chief

During a recent interview with Breitbart Texas Editor-in-Chief Brandon Darby, Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector Chief Manuel Padilla, Jr. reported an increase in the arrest of MS-13 gang members well in excess of 200 percent. The chief explained this is a national security risk because these criminal gang members do not stay in South Texas, but rather, travel all across the U.S.

Border Patrol agents apprehend migrants near Rincon Village in South Texas. (File Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)

Agents Apprehend 2,000 Migrants in 3 Days at Single Border Crossing

Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector apprehended more than 2,000 migrants during a three-day period at a tiny area known for illegal border crossing. The groups consisted mainly of migrant families and unaccompanied children from Central America.

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Border Patrol Agents Encounter Armed Drug Smugglers in Texas

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents encountered an armed drug smuggler after they illegally crossed the border from Mexico into South Texas. Agents recovered two firearms and two bundles of marijuana and methamphetamine valued at more than $270,000.

Officials recovered the body of Gildardo Flores Perez in Brooks County, Texas, after he was apparently abandoned on a ranch by human smugglers. (Photo: Brooks County Sheriff's Office)

Migrant Found Dead on Texas Ranch 90 Miles from Border

Border Patrol agents and Brooks County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a call about a deceased migrant found on a ranch in South Texas. The Mexican migrant is the 35th person to die in this single Texas county located about 80 miles north of the U.S.- Mexico border.

LANGLEY PARK, MD - APRIL 20: (NEWSWEEK AND US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT OUT) Armed police from Maryland's Prince George's County Anti-Gang Unit question and detain the girlfriend of a confirmed gang member of Mara Salvatrucha 13, or MS-13, April 20, 2006 in Langley Park, Maryland. The gang member had …

MS-13 Mother and Child Arrested near South Texas Border

Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested several Salvadoran nationals who illegally crossed the border from Mexico. They were identified as members of the hyperviolent transnational criminal gang known as Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13).

Border Patrol agents in Laredo Sector find lost migrant on a ranch near Laredo, Texas. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

Border Patrol Agent Assaulted near South Texas Border

An illegal immigrant allegedly assaulted a U.S. Border Patrol agent from the Rio Grande Valley Sector in an apparent effort to avoid arrest for unlawfully crossing the border from Mexico.

Central American asylum seekers wait as U.S. Border Patrol agents take groups of them into custody on June 12, 2018 near McAllen, Texas. The families were then sent to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) processing center for possible separation. U.S. border authorities are executing the Trump administration's zero …

54 Guatemalan Nationals Arrested at Texas Border

Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested a large group of migrants on Tuesday afternoon. The group included men, women, and children from Guatemala.

MS-13 gang member arrested by Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents. (File Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Border Patrol Agents Arrest MS-13 Member in Smuggling Attempt

Border Patrol agents assigned to the Falfurrias Checkpoint foiled a human smuggling attempt and discovered a member of the hyperviolent MS-13 gang. The smuggler’s cargo included eight illegal immigrants concealed in a pickup truck.

Body of Deceased Migrant in Brooks County Texas. Breitbart Texas Photo/Bob Price

5 Migrants Found Dead in Texas After Illegally Crossing Border

Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector assisted in the recovery of five deceased migrants between Friday and Sunday. More than 80 migrants have died this year in this one sector after illegally crossing the border.

MCALLEN, TX - SEPTEMBER 08: Families of Central American immigrants turn themselves in to U.S. Border Patrol agents after crossing the Rio Grande River from Mexico on September 8, 2014 to McAllen, Texas. Although the numbers of such immigrant families and unaccompanied minors have decreased from a springtime high, thousands …

South Texas Border Patrol Agents Arrest 110 Migrants in 2 Days

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents arrested 110 migrants in less than two days. The apprehensions occurred along the border and in stash houses. The Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector continues to lead the nation with nearly half of all arrests of illegal immigrants alone.

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Unaccompanied Minors Illegally Crossing Border Down 23 Percent in July

The number of unaccompanied minors arrested after illegally crossing the border between ports of entry fell in July by 23 percent. The decrease follows enhanced enforcement actions by the Trump Administration and the implementation of a “zero tolerance” policy.

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Two MS-13 Members Busted in Texas near Border

Border Patrol agents in South Texas arrested two MS-13 gang members after they illegally entered the U.S. One admitted to serving time in a Salvadoran prison for a double murder-related conviction.

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents rescue an illegal alien who required treatment for heat-related illness in South Texas. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector)

Migrant Death Toll Continues to Rise Under Open Border Policies

The Texas summer heat and the U.S. government’s open borders policies continue to take their toll on the lives of illegal aliens crossing the border from Mexico. This week, Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents carried out the rescues of 15 migrants and recovered the body of one deceased migrant.

Two Honduran migrant brothers were rescued by Falfurrias Station Border Patrol agents after becoming lost on a ranch in Brooks County. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector)

New Relief Effort Records First Saved Migrant Lives in South Texas

A new program aimed at saving the lives of lost migrants recorded its first saves this week. The program places unique signs at key locations instructing lost migrants to call 911 for assistance. The calls help Border Patrol agents save time in the rescue and apprehension of those lost.

Border Patrol agents find 8-year-old boy abandoned by human smugglers near Mexican border. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector)

Border Patrol Finds 8-Year-Old Boy Abandoned by Smugglers in Texas

Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector identified an unaccompanied minor who was apparently abandoned by family or human smugglers near the border. Officials were initially unable to identify the young boy who is unable to communicate because he only speaks a dialect they were unable to translate.