U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Migrant Rescues Along Southwestern Border Top 3K in 2019

The ongoing crisis along the U.S. border with Mexico is causing a substantial increase in the number of migrant rescues carried out by Border Patrol agents this year. More than 3,000 rescues have occurred in the current year–many in conditions that put the agents’ lives at risk in the process.

Border Patrol agents rescue a Mexican migrant who broke his leg in a remote area of the Arizona desert. (File Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

Border Patrol Rescues 18 Migrants After 10-Hour Hike

Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector carried out mountain rescue operations and successfully recovered 18 migrants pushed beyond their “limits” by human smugglers. Two were hospitalized for injuries.

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents rescue injured migrant in mountainous desert region. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

Shootout at California Border Crossing Leaves U.S. Man Dead

A 23-year-old U.S. citizen is dead after allegedly engaging U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in a shootout. The exchange of gunfire occurred after the driver refused to stop at the international border crossing between Tijuana and California.

Street vendors offer their products to people heading to the US at the San Ysidro border crossing, in Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, on May 31, 2019. - Washington will impose a five percent tariff on all goods from Mexico starting on June 10, a measure that will last until …

Smugglers Send First Caravan of African Migrants to U.S.

The first caravan of African migrants arrived at the U.S. border on May 31, spotlighting the risk that millions of Asians and Africans will follow the Central Americans’ catch-and-release pathway into the U.S. labor market.

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Three Miles of New Border Wall Coming to South Texas

Three miles of new bollard wall border barrier will be built in the Rio Grande Valley Sector under a contract awarded on May 28 by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The construction will take place in a currently unsecured portion of Starr County, Texas, near Rio Grande City.

TIJUANA, MEXICO - JANUARY 28: Construction of the U.S. border wall is halted after a car rolled down an embankment and landed against the wall on the Mexican side of the border on January 28, 2019 in Tijuana, Mexico. The U.S. government had been partially shut down as President Donald …

Half Ton of Methamphetamine Seized at Texas Border Bridge

Rio Grande Valley Sector Customs and Border Protection officers seized nearly a half-ton of methamphetamine at a port of entry in Pharr, Texas. Officials reported the value of the drugs at nearly $19 million.

CBP officers seize 930 pounds of methamphetamine at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge in South Texas. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

K-9 Alerts Lead to $5.7M in Meth Seizures at Texas-Mexico Border Bridges

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than $3 million in methamphetamine after a K-9 officer alerted to the possible presence of the drug during an inspection at the World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas. The following day officers made another large meth seizure valued at more than $2.7 million.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Laredo seized $2.7 million worth of methamphetamine during a border inspection. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Laredo Port of Entry)

Border Wall Construction on Rio Grande Levees Begins

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the beginning of construction for 13 miles of the Rio Grande Valley Wall System Project. The new improvements are on federal land in the McAllen Station area of responsibility, officials stated.

Rio Grande Valley Sector border wall along levee system. (File Photo: Donna Burton/U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

CBP Agent: Border Crisis ‘So Far Out of Hand You Wouldn’t Believe It’

Appearing Monday on CNN with anchor Jim Sciutto, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agent Chris Cabrera defended President Donald Trump’s threat to close the U.S.-Mexico border amid rising illegal immigration, conceding “we’re struggling down here just to keep things going.” 

Central American migrants wanting to reach the United States are stopped by federal police officers before arriving at El Chaparral port of entry at the U.S.-Mexico border in Tijuana on Sunday. Pedro Pardo | AFP | Getty Images

Feds Seize 3 Tons of Cocaine at Sea in Two Days

Aircrews assigned to U.S. Customs and Border Protection P-3 Orion surveillance aircraft assisted in the seizure of nearly three tons of cocaine during two separate missions. Officials estimate the drug seizures to be worth in excess of $76 million.

A CBP P-3 Orion Aircrew monitors the seizure of bails of cocaine in the eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of Costa Rica. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Feds Seize $2.6 Million in Drugs at Arizona Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized approximately 360 pounds of methamphetamine and 2,900 of marijuana on Wednesday during two vehicle inspections at the Arizona border with Mexico. The alleged seizures resulted in the arrests of two Mexican nationals and seizure of more than $2.6 million in drugs.

A U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent and K-9 security dog keep watch at a checkpoint station, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in Falfurrias, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

$1.7 Million in Methamphetamine Seized at Texas Border Crossing

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized 86 pounds of methamphetamine estimated to be worth more than $1.7 million during two separate vehicles inspections. The seizures occurred on Wednesday at two different ports of entry in Laredo, Texas. The alleged seizures resulted in the arrests of two Mexican nationals on drug smuggling charges.

CBP officers seized $1.7 million in methamphetamine at two Laredo, Texas, ports of entry. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

$2.2M in Meth Seized at Texas Border Port of Entry, Say Feds

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers intercepted more than $2.2 million in methamphetamine at the Laredo Colombia-Solidarity International Bridge over the weekend. Officials said they seized the illegal substance described as a “significant amount of hard narcotics” while conducting enforcement operations.

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Group of 330 Migrants Apprehended in New Mexico, Says CBP

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported they apprehended 330 migrants who illegally crossed into the United States “one minute passed midnight” on Monday at Antelope Wells, a remote southwestern New Mexico port of entry.

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Migrant Family Apprehensions Quadrupled in 2019

The apprehension of migrants who illegally crossed the border between ports of entry nearly during the first four months of the fiscal year nearly doubled the previous year’s numbers for the same period.

Large group of aliens sitting down after being apprehended near the US-Mexico border in Arizona. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)