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Border Patrol agents arrest suspected illegal immigrants in Rio Grande Valley Sector. (File Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)

Child Sex Offender Busted After Illegally Crossing Arizona Border

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents stopped another previously deported child sex offender from successfully re-entering the U.S. Immigration officers previously deported the Mexican national after a Florida court convicted him for sex offenses involving a child.

Border Patrol agents apprehend 264 migrants in the Tucson Sector near the Lukeville Port of Entry. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

Border Patrol Station Agents Apprehend 270 Migrants in One Day

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Ajo Station in southwest Arizona apprehended nearly 270 migrants in less than 24 hours. The apprehensions illustrate the trend of migrant crossing in the dangerous Arizona desert continues in increasing numbers.

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehend a group of 121 illegal aliens north of the Lukeville, Arizona, port of entry on September 8, 2018. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

Migrants Illegally Entering Arizona by Hundreds, Says Border Patrol

Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector are witnessing significant increases in the number of migrants crossing illegally from Mexico. In roughly two weeks, four groups were apprehended–each consisting of more than 100 adults and children.

Two illegal aliens from Mexico locked in trunk in Southern Arizona heat during human smuggling attempt. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

Armed Arizona Mom Took Her Kids on Human Smuggling Run, Say Feds

An Arizona mother, armed with a sidearm, took four children along for a human smuggling ride Sunday evening. The woman appeared to use three of her own children and a 5-year-old nephew as cover while she allegedly attempted to smuggle an illegal immigrant through a Border Patrol inspection checkpoint.

Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector arrested a previously deported sex offender. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

Deported Child Sex Offender Arrested After Re-Entering Arizona

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported child sex offender after he illegally re-entered the U.S. near Lukeville, Arizona. Records indicate a Colorado court sentenced the man to eight years of “intensive supervision” following a 2011 conviction for attempted sexual assault of a child under the age of 15.

A National Guard helicopter aircrew guides Border Patrol agents to the scene where an illegal aliens was attempting to flee from arrest. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

PHOTOS: National Guard, Border Patrol Crack Down on Smuggling

Photos released by U.S. Border Patrol provide insight into the role National Guard aircrews are playing to secure the southwestern border with Mexico. Operation Guardian Support reportedly assists in reducing the time needed to arrest smugglers and run rescue operations.

MK2 37mm unexploded ordnance round found by Border Patrol agent near Arizona-Mexico border. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

Border Patrol Finds Unexploded WWII Ordnance at Mexican Border

Border Patrol agents assigned to the Brian A. Terry Station discovered unexploded WWII-era ordnance near the Arizona-Mexico border. The unexploded round appears to have become unearthed during recent rains in the southeastern Arizona desert.

Border Patrol agents arrest illegal immigrant - CBP photo

Convicted Sex Offenders Caught After Sneaking Across Border into U.S.

Border Patrol agents from Texas to Arizona stopped numerous criminal aliens from re-entering the U.S. illegally after they were deported for sex offenses and other crimes. The agents prevented these illegal aliens, some with sex offenses against children from making their way successfully back into the U.S.

A National Guard aircrew rescues a Border Patrol K-9 suffering from heat exhaustion in the Arizona desert. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol)

National Guardsmen Rescue Distressed Border Patrol K-9

National Guardsmen assigned to Operation Guardian Support rescued a Border Patrol K-9 agent and saved the animal’s life. The K-9 and his handler tracked down a group of 11 illegal immigrants before the dog fell victim to the heat.

Guardsmen Support Border Patrol Ground Crews - U.S. Army Photo-Staff Sgt Scott Tynes

National Guard Helps Apprehend Illegal Immigrants in Arizona

Helicopter aircrews from the Army National Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) helped Border Patrol ground crews find and arrest fleeing migrants attempting to avoid detection after illegally crossing the border from Mexico.

Arizona Border Patrol Checkpoint. (File Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)

Border Patrol Agent Nearly Struck by Vehicle Fleeing Inspection

A person attempting to avoid detection at a Tucson Sector Border Patrol immigration checkpoint led agents on a pursuit. After stopping one time, the driver fled again and hit a Border Patrol vehicle, nearly striking an agent.

Chief Warrant Officer Weston Holtmeyer (front left), Chief Warrant Officer Andrew Ottinger (front right) and Sergeant Brent Woods (left rear) of the Missouri National Guard, along with BPA Zachary Pruett (left rear) of Tucson Sector’s Mobile Response Team, conduct aerial surveillance near Tucson, AZ as part of the first operational …

National Guard Helicopter Crew Helps Apprehend Fleeing Human Smugglers

U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector teamed up with a Missouri National Guard helicopter aircrew to apprehend a group of alleged human smugglers. They attempted to flee when agents initiated a traffic stop. The helicopter engaged in pursuit to bring the incident to a safe and successful close.