U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Contract Awarded for New 11-Mile Border Wall in South Texas

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials awarded an $80 million contract last week for the construction of 11 miles of new border wall. The project, scheduled to start in September 2019, will build new barriers and security roads in the Rio Grande Valley Sector where none exists today.

In this April 29, 2019, photo, construction equipment sets in an area of demolished trees and brush where construction is set to begin soon, in Mission , Texas. The cleared area included a mix of trees, including mesquite, mulberry and hackberry, used to protect birds during the ongoing nesting season. …

Border Patrol Aids El Paso Police During Walmart Shooting Spree

U.S. Border Patrol agents and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers joined dozens of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to assist in the tragic shooting on Saturday at an El Paso Walmart. The federal officials assisted in containment of the crime scene, the task of clearing buildings from potential danger, and providing medical assistance to victims of the shooting.

Border Patrol agents and CBP officers provide assistance to El Paso Police Department officers at the scene of the Walmart Shooing on Aug, 3. (Photo: JOEL ANGEL JUAREZ/AFP/Getty Images)

300K Migrant Children Apprehended in 2019, Says CBP

Acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Mark Morgan told senators on Tuesday that more than 300,000 migrant children were taken into custody by Border Patrol agents this fiscal year. This represents nearly 40 percent of all migrants apprehended so far this year.

Migrants Crossing Desert with Children in Arizona Desert - CBP Photo

Feds Seize 300 Pounds of Fentanyl, Heroin, Meth at Arizona Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized more than 300 pounds of heroin, methamphetamine, fentanyl, and small amount cocaine last weekend. The seizures came in four separate incidents at the Port of Nogales on the Arizona-Mexico international border. The officers arrested one Mexican national and four U.S. citizens and seized an estimated $4.2 million in drugs.

This Jan. 31, 2019 file photo shows a display of fentanyl and meth that was seized by Customs and Border Protection officers over the weekend at the Nogales Port of Entry at a press conference in Nogales, Ariz. Law enforcement officers in the U.S. Southwest say they have also seen …

Migrant Father, Child Rescued from Texas Border River

Border Patrol agents assigned to the Brownsville Station teamed up with Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations officers to rescue a migrant father and son when they became trapped in strong currents in the Rio Grande. The pair attempted to cross the river with a group of about 49 migrants.

Brownsville Station Border Patrol agents rescue a migrant father and his son from the swiftly moving currents in the Rio Grande. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector)

Mexico-Based U.S. Citizen Admits Smuggling 450,000 Fentanyl Pills

A U.S. citizen who resided in the Mexican border city of Tijuana admitted to smuggling more than 450,000 fentanyl pills from that country into the United States. The drug smuggler made the confession during a guilty plea before a federal judge in a U.S. District Court. The alleged criminal activity occurred during a nine-month conspiracy from February to October 2018.

Fentanyl pills seized in Phoenix. (File Photo: Drug Enforcement Administration)

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)

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 …

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 …