Texas Border Crisis

Exclusive: 1,700 Migrants Arrested in Texas Border Town in One Day

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended 1,772 migrants after they crossed the Rio Grande in a single day in Eagle Pass. The steady stream of migrants apprehended after crossing the river included one group numbering more than 500. On Thursday, the number of apprehensions exceeded any other single day total for the city according to the source.

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GRAPHIC: 4 Dead in 2nd Fatal Human Smuggling Crash in 24 Hours near Border in Texas

For the second time in less than 24 hours, migrants are dead following a crash as smugglers attempted to avoid arrest. Texas Department of Public Safety officials report that four migrants died and two others are in critical condition when a Jeep driven by a suspected human smuggler crashed into a tractor-trailer while fleeing from law enforcement. Officials report the driver is in critical condition (brain dead).

Four migrants died when a suspected human smuggler crashed into a tractor-trailer near Encinal, Texas, on June 30. (Texas Department of Public Safety)

EXCLUSIVE: May Migrant Apprehensions in Texas-Based Sectors Exceeds Waco’s Population

Border Patrol agents in the five Texas-based sectors apprehended nearly 138,000 migrants in May, according to a source within U.S. Customs and Border Protection. This is up by approximately 10,000 over the previous month. If the migrants apprehended in the Texas-based sectors were put into a brand new city, it would be the 25th largest city in Texas by population — greater than Waco.

Rio Grande Valley Sector agents apprehend a large migrant group in May. (U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector)

Kidnapped Migrant Toddler Rescued near Border in Texas

El Paso Sector Border Patrol and ICE Homeland Security Investigations agents teamed up to rescue a one-year-old child after human smugglers kidnapped the child. The child is reunited with her mother who was also in Border Patrol custody.

Central American migrants are detained by the border Patrol agents after crossing the Rio Bravo to get to El Paso, state of Texas, US, From Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico on February 5, 2021. (Photo by Herika Martinez / AFP) (Photo by HERIKA MARTINEZ/AFP via Getty Images)

Trucker Abandons 111 Migrants, Two Found Dead in South Texas

La Salle County Sheriff deputies responded to frantic 911 calls from migrants being smuggled in a semi-tractor trailer near Encinal, Texas, on Friday. Dispatchers could hear screams from migrants trapped inside the closed trailer traveling north and away from the border on Interstate 35. When the vehicle was encountered, two migrants were dead and 111 were apprehended after an exhaustive search.

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents find a large group of migrants locked inside a tractor-trailer. (U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

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)