Texas Border Crisis

‘We’ve Had Enough,’ Says Texas Border Mayor on Mass Migration Disaster

Eagle Pass, Texas, Mayor Rolando Salinas took to social media this weekend to express his frustration with the surge of migrants flooding into his small city. Describing the constant flow of migrants into the city as an immigration disaster, Salinas chided Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas for visiting Uvalde, Texas — a city 60 miles away from the border region — but failing to visit one of the busiest migrant crossing spots in Eagle Pass during the visit.

Eagle Pass Migrant Surge (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

Escaped Migrant Arrested in Texas for Possession of Firearm near Border

A Honduran migrant was arrested for the alleged possession of a firearm by the Eagle Pass Police Department but managed to escape shortly after that. The migrant reportedly climbed through the rear window of a police unit while handcuffed and fled from the scene of his arrest on Monday. Officers responded quickly to the escape and managed to recapture the migrant in short order.

Eagle Pass Police Department

Cartels Lose Tactical Advantage as Texas Clears Border Island

Mexican cartels lost a major tactical advantage along the Texas border as state military units completed the clearing of an island located along the Rio Grande. The cartels have used the formerly brush-covered island for years as a staging area for human and drug smuggling.

Fronton Island, Texas.(Texas Department of Public Safety)

Exclusive: Eight Dead in Texas after Human Smuggling Pursuit Ends in Crash

A suspected migrant smuggler and seven others died after the driver’s vehicle collided with an innocent motorist near Batesville, Texas. According to a law enforcement source, the smuggler who was transporting five suspected migrants and was fleeing from Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol troopers when the accident occurred just before 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday.

At least eight people died in a crash that followed a human smuggling pursuit. (Texas Law Enforcement Photo)

Photos Show Migrants Forcing Way Through Texas Border Barriers

Several groups of migrants entered the water of the Rio Grande headed to Eagle Pass, Texas, despite repeated attempts to deter their access by Mexico’s National Guard soldiers. The migrants thwarted the soldiers’ attempts to capture them, ultimately entering the water and heading straight into the layers of concertina wire and cargo containers placed along the United States bank of the river.

Migrants Crossing from Mexico. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

Federal Judge Orders Biden Admin to Stop Cutting Texas Border Barriers

A federal judge in the Western District of Texas issued a Temporary Restraining Order against the Biden administration prohibiting the “disassembling, degrading, tampering with” border barriers put in place by the State of Texas. The move comes after multiple reports of Border Patrol agents cutting the concertina wire barriers put in place by order of the governor of Texas.

Border Patrol agents cutting and moving razor wire near Eagle Pass, Texas. ()

EXCLUSIVE: 100 Syrians, 50 Iranians Cross Biden’s Open Border in October, Says Source

According to a source within CBP, the influx of Special Interest Migrants across the U.S./Mexico border continues early in the NEW fiscal year as nearly 100 Syrian and 50 Iranian nationals have been apprehended by the Border Patrol since the beginning of October. The source says the influx of Syrian and Iranian Special Interest Migrants is concerning, considering the turmoil unfolding in the Middle East.

Special Interest Aliens surge in numbers crossing the border in October. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

Exclusive: 1800 Migrants Cross into Texas Border Town in 24 Hours

After a brief slowdown in migrant crossings into the small border town of Eagle Pass, Texas, nearly 1,800 migrants were apprehended between Thursday evening and Friday afternoon, according to a source within CBP. Border Patrol agents assigned to the two stations located in the city responded to multiple large migrant groups crossing into the heart of downtown Eagle Pass and points farther south of the city.

1,400 Migrants Cross border to Eagle Pass, Texas. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

Exclusive Photos: 169 Migrants in Single Group Cross into Texas Border Town

EAGLE PASS, Texas — A single group of 169 mostly Venezuelan migrants crossed the Rio Grande and entered the small border town of Eagle Pass on Thursday afternoon. Although migrant crossings have slowed during the month of October, the Border Patrol’s Del Rio Sector is still encountering more than 1,100 migrants crossing the Rio Grande daily, according to a source within CBP.

A large group of nearly 170 mostly Venezuelan migrants crossed from Mexico into Eagle Pass. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

Texas Governor Orders Barrier Along Border with New Mexico/Mexico

Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered the construction of additional barriers along the state’s border with New Mexico and Mexico. Border walls built in El Paso force migrants to enter the U.S. into New Mexico and then move across the Rio Grande into Texas, the governor says.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott unveils new state-funded border wall. (Office of the Texas Governor)

ICE Ignores 7 Illegal Aliens Busted in East Texas Cockfighting Raid, Says Sheriff

San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 19 men in connection to a cockfighting event near Cleveland, Texas, on October 15. Those arrested included seven migrants illegally present in the United States. ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations officers in Houston refused to take custody of or issue immigration detainers on the seven illegal aliens, according to the sheriff’s office.

San Jacinto County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested 19 people in connection to a cockfighting event. (San Jacinto County Sheriff's Office)

Exclusive: 11 Middle Eastern Migrants Found in Texas Border Sector in One Week

According to a source within CBP, eleven “Special Interest Aliens” from Middle Eastern nations were encountered in less than one week in the Border Patrol’s Del Rio Sector. During the week of October 8 to October 14, Border Patrol agents apprehended six Iranian nationals, three Lebanese nationals, one Egyptian national, and one Saudi Arabian national that made landfall in Texas on the banks of the Rio Grande.

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)

Watch: Disillusioned Venezuelan Migrant Wants to Go Home

Outside San Antonio’s non-government welcome center for migrants, Breitbart Texas interviewed Luis Gomez, a Venezuelan migrant who says he just wants to go home. Hundreds of migrants moved along the Alamo City’s  San Pedro Avenue on a brisk Saturday morning, hoping to leave the city for other parts of the United States. In a sign that resources available to the migrants may be dwindling, Gomez has now become disillusioned with the American dream.

Migrants loitering in San Antonio, Texas. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

GOP Presidential Candidate Ramaswamy Witnesses Migrant Rescue During Texas Border Tour

Presidential Candidate Vivek Ramaswamy visited the small border town of Eagle Pass, Texas, to meet with law enforcement officials and tour the border area recently plagued by thousands of migrant crossings. While discussing the current border situation on the bank of the Rio Grande, Ramaswamy observed law enforcement authorities rescue a migrant family attempting to cross into the United States.

Ramaswamy Visit to Eagle Pass (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas and Texas DPS)

281 Human Smuggling Stash Houses Busted in FY23 in Single Texas Border Sector

El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents raided more than 280 human smuggling stash houses during the recently ended Fiscal Year 2023. The raids on the stash house operations in far West Texas and southern New Mexico led to the apprehension of more than 3,600 migrants who were in the process of being smuggled into the U.S. interior.

El Paso Human Smuggling Stash Houses (PHOTOS: U.S. Border Patrol, ICE-HSI)

EXCLUSIVE: Sanctuary City Asks Texas Border Towns to Divert Migrants Away from Denver

Officials in the city and county of Denver, Colorado, asked Texas border towns to distribute flyers aimed at discouraging migrants from traveling to the Mile High Sanctuary City after crossing the border from Mexico. Denver officials asked the border communities to distribute flyers saying the city is out of resources to take care of migrants and that low-cost housing is unavailable.

Denver Mayor Mike Johnston and Texas Governor Greg Abbott.(File Photos: AP and Border Patrol)

ERIC ADAMS: Texas Governor ‘Primed the Pump’ for City’s Worsening Migrant Crisis

New York City Mayor Eric Adams continues to blame migrant arrivals on Texas Governor Greg Abbott, saying, “Governor Abbott primed the pump, and that pump is flowing freely from all over the globe. The mayor’s remarks came during a media event announcing a pending visit to Mexico, Ecuador, and Colombia later this week. The mayor says he wants to see the situation firsthand and urge migrants not to come to the city. 

NYC Mayor Eric Adams claims Abbott primed the pump for the city's current migrant crisis. (AP File Photos)