U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Biden Admin Stops Legal Border Entries as Illegal Crossings Surge in Texas Town

Customs and Border Protection ordered the shutdown of one port of entry, the Eagle Pass International Bridge 1, and the second busiest international railway crossing in Texas. The closures were the response from the Biden administration to nearly 9,000 migrant crossings in the small Texas border town in five days. The port of entry closure resulted in a log jam of traffic for commuters on both sides of the border.

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EXCLUSIVE: Biden Admin Increases Migrant Releases as Border Policies Crumble Under Another Surge

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials received a directive from their Washington, DC, headquarters instructing Border Patrol sectors to increase migrant releases, according to a source. On Tuesday, the number of migrants held in detention across the southwest border neared 20,000 following a renewed surge of migrant crossings. The directive called for the release of migrant family unit members into the United States in lieu of removal under Title 8.

Border Patrol agents take custody of migrant family unit members near Eagle Pass. (File Photo: Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

Texas Democrat Rep. Decries Abbott’s Use of ‘Razor Wire’ at Border — Same Used by Biden’s Ports of Entry

U.S. Representative Joaquin Castro (D-TX) told CNN Newsroom’s Jim Acosta he believes Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s use of razor wire and a floating border buoy system is “barbaric and inhumane.” Castro did not comment on the Biden administration’s use of the same wire to repel asylum seekers at ports of entry along the southwest border. At the ports, the wire is deployed atop gates and along temporary barriers used to close the ports when migrants rush the port without an appointment.

Razor Wire Used by CBP and Texas. (File Photos: Getty Images)

House Investigates Alleged CBP Retaliation Against Border Patrol Sector Chief

House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Mark E. Green, MD (R-TN) and Chairman James Comer (R-KY) of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability are demanding answers from Customs and Border Protection officials regarding allegations of retaliation against a Border Patrol sector chief patrol agent. CBP officials reportedly relieved the chief of his command within hours of providing transcribed testimony before the committees.

CBP's Troy Miller and El Centro Sector Chief Patrol Agent Gregory Bovino (Getty Images/Breitbart Texas/U.S. Border Patrol)

EXCLUSIVE: Border Agents Required to Move Migrants Through Texas Barriers Along Rio Grande

Recent videos and photographs circulated on social media and by news outlets show Border Patrol agents opening Texas Border fence gates to take custody of migrants making landfall into the United States. One video revealed a Border Patrol agent physically cutting concertina wire installed by the state to accept the surrender of a group of migrants. A CBP source says the actions are required by law and recently enhanced by policy enacted after the 2021 Haitian Border Crisis in Del Rio.

74 Central American migrants in Eagle Pass. (Law Enforcement Photo)

Migrant Asylum Entries Increased by 50 Percent Under Biden’s Phone App

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced an expansion to the number of daily asylum appointments available to migrants seeking admission through one of several southwest border ports of entry. The increase will raise the daily total of migrant admissions through the application from 1,250 per day to 1,450. According to CBP’s announcement on June 30, the number represents a nearly 50 percent increase from the daily total appointments available from May 12, when CBP officers began processing 1,000 appointments daily.

A migrant shows the CBP One App from the US Customs and Border Protection agency, to use to apply for an appointment to claim asylum, on a phone in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico, on May 10, 2023. The US on May 11, 2023, will officially end its 40-month Covid-19 …

Exclusive: Official Says Biden’s CBP One Program Benefits Drug Cartels

Frontline employees being pulled from normal inspection duties are reducing the number of labor hours dedicated to finding hidden narcotics, according to a source within Customs and Border Protection. Hundreds of hours daily are spent processing more than one thousand migrants using the CBP One application to schedule appointments to secure their release into the United States.

People waiting to apply for asylum sleep in front or a sign for the CBP One app as they camp near the pedestrian entrance to the San Isidro Port of Entry, linking Tijuana, Mexico with San Diego, Thursday, June 1, 2023, in Tijuana, Mexico. U.S. authorities raised the number of …

FACT CHECK: DHS Touts Drop in Migrant Encounters After Title 42, Ushers 50K in Through ‘Lawful Pathways’

The Department of Homeland Security claims the Biden-Harris administration’s comprehensive plan to manage the border after the expiration of Title 42 resulted in a significant reduction in encounters at the Southwest Border. Migrant arrests by the Border Patrol have dropped from nearly 11,000 per day to 3,400 on average between May 12 to June 2, 2023. The statement ignores some facts that need clarification.

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - MAY 13: Customs and Border Protection officers walk as immigrants enter a vehicle to be transported from a makeshift camp between border walls, between the U.S. and Mexico, on May 13, 2023 in San Diego, California. Some of the immigrants at the open air camp have …

Biden Admin Blames Medical Staff for In-Custody Death of Migrant Child in May

The Biden administration laid the blame for the in-custody death of an eight-year-old migrant girl on medical staff at a Border Patrol detention facility. A report from U.S. Customs and Border Protection cites the failure of equipment, treatment documentation, and the failure to acknowledge the child’s serious medical history as contributing factors to her death.

A Guatemalan migrant child deported from the United States holds a face mask at the Returnee Reception Center upon arriving at the Air Force Base in Guatemala City on August 4, 2021. - The United States has deported 44 migrant families to Guatemala in the past five days under the …

Record Number of Chinese Nationals Showing Up at U.S. Borders

Border Patrol agents apprehended nearly 10,000 migrants who entered the U.S. between ports of entry during the first seven months of Fiscal Year 23. Of those, more than 8,000 were single adults. The single adult apprehensions exceed the total of all Chinese migrants apprehended during the past six fiscal years combined.

RGV agents prepare to load a group of Chinese migrants onto a bus for processing. (U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector)

EXCLUSIVE: Five Migrants on Terror Watch List Arrested near AZ Border Post-Title 42

Border Patrol agents in a single border sector arrested five migrants later discovered to be on the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB) watch list. The apprehensions occurred on Friday in the Tucson Sector of the United States Border Patrol shortly after the end of Title 42. According to a source within Customs and Border Protection, not authorized to speak to the media, the migrants were referred to the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task for further investigation and identity confirmation.

Three Points Station agents apprehended a group of 16 camouflage-wearing migrants near Vamori, Arizona. (U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

GRAPHIC: Body Cam Video Captures Deadly Border Agent-Involved Shooting

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, for the very first time, released body-worn camera footage of a shooting incident from March 14, 2023. In the video, a Border Patrol agent is observed attempting to detain a suspected human smuggler at the conclusion of a high-speed pursuit that took place north of Sasabe, Arizona. The shooting highlights the potential for deadly consequences in the daily struggle to stop migrant smuggling along the southwest border.

A Border Patrol agent shoots an alleged human smuggler near Sasabe, Arizona. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection Video Screenshot)

219 Haitian Migrants Found on Overloaded Sailing Vessel in Caribbean

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations aircrew spotted a sailing vessel in the Caribbean headed to the United States. with a large group of migrants onboard. The aircrew directed U.S. Coast Guard crews to intercept the vessel headed to the United States with more than 200 migrants on the severely overloaded boat.

A CBP AMO aircrew finds a sailboat in the Caribbean with 219 Haitian migrants on board. (CBP Air and Marine Operations Southeast)

1,000 Migrants Storm El Paso International Bridge in Attempt to Enter U.S.

A source within U.S. Customs and Border Protection says a group of nearly 1,000 frustrated migrants attempted to force their way into the United States at the Paso de Norte International Bridge in El Paso. The group of mostly single adult migrants forced their way past Mexican immigration authorities and attempted to breach the United States Port of Entry by force on Sunday afternoon.

El Paso Bridge Cam Screenshot

$930K Cash Seized by CBP Officers at Texas Border Crossing

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in South Texas seized more than $930,000 in U.S. currency during an attempted border crossing to Mexico. The officers found the undeclared cash in a vehicle being driven across the Brownville-Matamoros International Bridge on Tuesday.

CBP officers seized more than $931K in undeclared U.S. currency at the Brownsville-Matamoros International Bridge. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)