Rio Grande Valley Sector

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)

U.S. Citizen Used Fake Mexican ID to Get Deported to Avoid Human Smuggling Prosecution

A U.S. citizen used a fake Mexican ID to get deported by federal authorities to avoid prosecution following a human smuggling incident in December 2021. The now-convicted Texas-based smuggler is believed to have moved hundreds of migrants illegally into the country and funneled large amounts of money to cartel associates in Mexico during a two-year period, prosecutors stated.

A Border Patrol agents in Eagle Pass, Texas, arrests a migrant after he illegally crossed the border from Mexico. (File Photo: Bob Price/Breitbart Texas)

26 Migrants Found Dead in One Texas County this Year

Texas sheriff’s deputies in a county located 80 miles north of the border with Mexico recovered the bodies or remains of at least 26 migrants so far this year. The migrants mostly died while crossing through ranches to circumvent a

Border Patrol Agents and Brooks County Sheriff's Office Deputies recover the body of an illegal immigrant in Brooks County. (File Photo: Bob Price/Breitbart Texas)

Biden Admin Blames Medical Staff for In-Custody Death of Migrant Child in May

The Biden administration laid the blame for the in-custody death of an eight-year-old migrant girl on medical staff at a Border Patrol detention facility. A report from U.S. Customs and Border Protection cites the failure of equipment, treatment documentation, and the failure to acknowledge the child’s serious medical history as contributing factors to her death.

A Guatemalan migrant child deported from the United States holds a face mask at the Returnee Reception Center upon arriving at the Air Force Base in Guatemala City on August 4, 2021. - The United States has deported 44 migrant families to Guatemala in the past five days under the …

Record Number of Chinese Nationals Showing Up at U.S. Borders

Border Patrol agents apprehended nearly 10,000 migrants who entered the U.S. between ports of entry during the first seven months of Fiscal Year 23. Of those, more than 8,000 were single adults. The single adult apprehensions exceed the total of all Chinese migrants apprehended during the past six fiscal years combined.

RGV agents prepare to load a group of Chinese migrants onto a bus for processing. (U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector)

EXCLUSIVE: 21K Venezuelan Migrants in 12 Days Crossed Border into One Texas Sector

A Texas Department of Public Safety official told Breitbart Texas that Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents took nearly 21,000 Venezuelan migrants into custody during a 12-day period. The spokesman compared the current Venezuelan migrant surge to that of the 2021 Haitian migrant crisis in Del Rio, Texas. During the 2021 crisis, nearly 20,000 Haitian migrants crossed into Del Rio from Mexico during a 17-day period.

Thousands of Venezuelan migrants cross the Rio Grande into a makeshift camp in Brownsville, Texas. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

EXCLUSIVE: Biden Admin Releases Migrants into South Texas — Again

The downtown streets of Brownsville, Texas, are once-again awash with recently released migrants waiting to depart the border city to other parts of the country. Breitbart Texas interviewed several dozen migrants on Friday, all from Venezuela, who spoke of the long journey to the United States and the conditions suffered while waiting in Mexico for the end of the Title 42 COVID-19 expulsion authority.

Migrants recently released by the Biden administration in Brownsville, Texas, gather at the bus station before heading to points unknown across the U.S. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

Border Agents Train for Migrant Drownings in Texas Gulf as Title 42 End Approaches

The Border Patrol conducted a multi-agency water safety exercise along the southern edge of South Padre Island to address the dangers posed to migrants. Agents trained to rescue migrants attempting to enter the U.S. via the Texas Gulf Coast. Monday’s exercise involved CBP Air and Marine units; Rio Grande Valley Sector’s Border, Search, Trauma, and Rescue Team (BORSTAR); and the United States Coast Guard.

CBP, Border Patrol and Coast Guard crews train for migrant drownings in the Gulf of Mexico. (U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector)

1,600 Migrants Apprehended in Single Texas Border Station in One Day

Agents assigned to the Brownsville Border Patrol Station apprehended more than 1,600 migrants who crossed the border from Mexico to Texas during a 24-hour period ending on Sunday. Officials report increasing numbers of migrant apprehensions during the past few days as the end of Title 42 approaches next month.

Brownsville Station Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 1,600 migrants in a single day. (U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector)

EXCLUSIVE: Human Smuggler’s Truck Bursts into Flames After Crash on Texas Ranch near Border

Law enforcement authorities thwarted a human smuggler’s attempt to transport more than 20 migrants away from the Texas border region in a utility bucket truck. The incident began early Saturday morning near La Gloria, Texas, a small community thirty miles from the Rio Grande. The vehicle burst into flames on a private ranch after crashing through a fence and coming to a rest in tall brush.

A suspected human smuggler's utility truck burst into flames following a crash near the border in Texas. (Law Enforcement Photo)

Migrant Apprehensions at Border Exceed 1 Million Before Mid-Year Mark

Border Patrol agents apprehended more than one million migrants so far this fiscal year who crossed the border between ports of entry, according to a border sector chief. This puts the migrant apprehensions over the one million mark before the midway point of the year which began on October 1, 2022.

LA JOYA, TEXAS-March 25, 2021-Ten-year-old Christopher Garcia, center, sits with fellow Central American migrants in Texas's Rio Grande Valley waiting transport to a Border Patrol holding area on March 25, 2021.(PLEASE REFER TO STORY ON ID) Christopher traveled alone from San Pedro Sula, Honduras to reach the United States. The …