Border Patrol

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Texas Installs Border Barrier Made of Shipping Containers

EAGLE PASS, Texas — Trucks arrived in the early morning hours Tuesday hauling dozens of shipping containers to the banks of the Rio Grande. Governor Greg Abbott is using the re-purposed containers to serve as a makeshift border barrier in preparation for the latest migrant caravan. As locals looked on from both sides of the border, Texas authorities worked with contract crews to install the containers. . . . Read more about EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Texas Installs Border Barrier Made of Shipping Containers

EXCLUSIVE: Migrant Apprehensions in October Jump 129 Percent over Prior Year

Border Patrol documents show that agents apprehended nearly 160,000 migrants who illegally crossed the border during the first month of the new fiscal year. The information shows an increase of nearly 129 percent over October 2020. . . . Read more about EXCLUSIVE: Migrant Apprehensions in October Jump 129 Percent over Prior Year

EXCLUSIVE: 60K Migrants Released into U.S. in October

A source within Customs and Border Protection says more than 60,000 migrants who crossed the southwest border in October 2021 were released into the United States. The source, not authorized to speak to the media, says 40 percent were ineligible to be swiftly expelled under the Trump era Title 42 CDC COVID-19 emergency order. . . . Read more about EXCLUSIVE: 60K Migrants Released into U.S. in October

Border Patrol Arrests Shatter All Records at Southern Border

Border Patrol agents apprehended a total of 1,666,167 illegal immigrants along the southwest border in fiscal 2021—breaking all records since 1925 after the agency was formed (when 22,199 illegal aliens were arrested). . . . Read more about Border Patrol Arrests Shatter All Records at Southern Border

Biden’s Nominee for CBP Commissioner Refuses to Say There’s a Crisis at the US–Mexico Border

President Joe Biden’s pick to lead Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Chris Magnus, faced a confirmation hearing Tuesday, in which he refused to call the record high surge of illegal migrants entering the United States at the southern border a crisis but did acknowledge it was an urgent matter. . . . Read more about Biden’s Nominee for CBP Commissioner Refuses to Say There’s a Crisis at the US–Mexico Border

REPORT: CBP Set to Report Migrant Apprehensions at All-Time High

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are set to report that Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 1.66 million migrants along the southwest border with Mexico in FY 2021, according to a report from The Washington Post. The record-breaking announcement is expected to include data showing that approximately 1.3 million of the total apprehensions occurred following changes in immigration and border security policies by the Biden Administration in January. . . . Read more about REPORT: CBP Set to Report Migrant Apprehensions at All-Time High

Mexican Army Finds Cocaine on Bus Bound for Border City

Mexican soldiers found a shipment of cocaine hidden in a passenger bus headed for the border city of Matamoros. The seizure took place at a time when authorities have stepped up their presence at highway checkpoints amid the immigration crisis. . . . Read more about Mexican Army Finds Cocaine on Bus Bound for Border City

AZ Sheriff Declares 'War on Drugs Is Back' in America as Border Crisis Overwhelms Law Enforcement

An Arizona sheriff said “the war on drugs is back” in America as the growing border crisis overwhelms local law enforcement.

Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels shared the strong words about drugs crossing the nation’s southern border during an interview on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” on Friday. . . . Read more about AZ Sheriff Declares 'War on Drugs Is Back' in America as Border Crisis Overwhelms Law Enforcement

EXCLUSIVE: CBP to Report Record of Nearly 2 Million Migrants Encountered in 2021

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is set to report just under 2 million migrant encounters nationwide for the recently ended Fiscal Year 2021. The number of migrants encountered by Border Patrol agents and CBP officers jumped 202 percent over the previous year’s roughly 647,000. . . . Read more about EXCLUSIVE: CBP to Report Record of Nearly 2 Million Migrants Encountered in 2021

Randy Clark: Border Patrol Suffers Most Line of Duty Deaths in Agency History

In addition to the record-breaking year for migrant apprehensions along the southwest border, the Biden Administration can notch another historical claim in 2021 with 11 Border Patrol agents dying in the line of duty. This number eclipses all records dating back to 1919, when the Department of Labor was responsible for immigration matters. . . . Read more about Randy Clark: Border Patrol Suffers Most Line of Duty Deaths in Agency History

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