Tag: Tucson Sector

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.

HERMOSILLO, MEXICO - APRIL 23: Central American immigrants, part of an immigrant "caravan," march in protest against U.S. President Donald Trump on April 23, 2018 in Hermosillo, Mexico. They demonstrated against Trump's morning tweets calling for U.S. Homeland Security to stop them from crossing the border into the United States …

Reports: ‘Caravan Migrants’ Waiting to Cross Mexico-California Border

Several reports indicate that the fragments of the “migrant caravan” are now arriving south of the U.S. border with Mexico. Border Patrol officials in California and Arizona said they have not seen any illegal border crossings between ports of entry this week.

AZ Governor Ducey with National Guardsman near border

‘Our Border Is Not Secure,’ Says Arizona Governor

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey says his state’s border with Mexico is not secure and praised President Donald Trump’s call for the deployment of National Guard troops to supplement border security efforts.

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19 Migrants Abandoned by Smugglers in Arizona Desert

Border Patrol agents in southern Arizona prevented the deaths of 19 illegal immigrants after human smugglers abandoned them in the desert on Sunday morning. BORSTAR agents provided emergency medical assistance to one of the men who had to be transported by air ambulance to a hospital. Seven other migrants set off an emergency beacon prompting their rescue and 11 were found wandering lost in the desert.

Remains of migrants found deceased in Pima County, Arizona.

Border Patrol Agents Helping Families Identify Remains of Deceased Migrants

Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector teamed up with other law enforcement agencies to help families in their attempt to identify the remains of migrants who died after crossing the border from Mexico. The agents are participating through the Missing Migrant Program.

Border Patrol Agent Assaulted by Honduran Illegal Alien

Assaulted Border Patrol Agent Renders Aid to His Attacker

An injured Border Patrol agent insisted on treating the illegal alien who attacked him before receiving treatment for his own bleeding head wound. The Honduran national fought with the agent and bashed his head against a rock before eventually being subdued by reinforcements.

Human Smuggling - Falfurrias Texas - Photo US Border Patrol

Four U.S. Citizens Busted for Human Smuggling, Say Feds

Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector arrested four U.S. citizens for allegedly engaging in human smuggling activities. The agents also took four foreign nationals into custody for illegally entering the U.S.