Border agents encounter record numbers of migrant families

Texas 03/13/19, 11:14

Border Patrol Agent Joe Romero looks across into Anapra, Mexico, his gaze fixed on a woman and two children walking with determination past Monument One, an official border marker for the spot where New Mexico, Texas and Chihuahua converge. "If you don't mind turning yourself in, this is a great place ...

Agents seize $77 million of cocaine at New York-area port

New York 03/11/19, 13:51

Customs agents have seized the biggest shipment of cocaine recovered at the ports of New York and New Jersey in 25 years. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says 3,200 pounds of the drug in 60 packages were seized at Port New York/Newark on Feb. 28. The street value is estimated at ...

Over 700 illegal immigrants detained at border near El Paso overnight

Texas 03/07/19, 06:13

EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working in El Paso apprehended several large groups between last night and late afternoon Wednesday. These groups, like many others before, are comprised primarily of Central American families and unaccompanied juveniles. Agents apprehended a group of 112 illegal aliens at the border wall near ...

Over 76,000 migrants crossed the U.S.-Mexico border last month, CBP says

Politics 03/06/19, 06:22

The number of migrant families crossing the southwest border is again breaking records, and the crush is overwhelming border agents and straining facilities, officials said. More than 76,000 migrants crossed the U.S.-Mexico border last month, more than double the number from the same period last year. Most were families coming in ...

Record-breaking migration is overwhelming border agencies

Politics 03/05/19, 16:17

As the number of migrant families crossing the southwest border was again breaking records, officials said Tuesday they were building a new facility to manage them, while warning the crush is overwhelming border agents and straining facilities. More than 76,000 migrants crossed the U.S.-Mexico border last month, more than double the ...

Border Patrol Chief agrees with Trump that there is a border crisis

Politics 02/27/19, 10:38

U.S. Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost broke down in a testimony to Congress why the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border qualifies as a national security crisis. “There is an ongoing debate as to whether this constitutes a border security crisis or a humanitarian crisis. Let me be clear, it is both,” ...

CBP officers intercept $2.3 million in narcotics at World Trade Bridge

Texas 02/25/19, 20:01

LAREDO, Texas – As Laredo celebrated Washington’s birthday this weekend with multiple events, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers kept sharp focus on border security efforts, seizing a total of $2.3 million in cocaine, marijuana in back-to-back enforcement actions at World Trade Bridge. “While Laredo geared ...

CBP officers intercept shipment of cocaine valued at over $19 million

U.S. 02/23/19, 11:28

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers working at the Savannah seaport last November encountered a commercial shipment of pineapples that originated in Cartagena, Colombia. During a physical inspection, officers discovered 450 packages weighing 1,157 pounds concealed in the produce. A subsequent field test confirmed that ...

The number of illegals caught at the Southwest border nearly doubles, DHS reports

U.S. 02/21/19, 08:50

Apprehensions of illegal migrants at the southwest border in January increased dramatically from the same time last year, and experts predict 2019 will experience increases in illegal migrant arrests overall. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) — a subset agency of the Department of Homeland Security — reported a total of 47,893 apprehensions ...

CBP officers seize over $12 million in methamphetamine at Pharr, Texas

Texas 02/21/19, 04:06

PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge hit the drug-smuggling organizations hard last weekend with a substantial interception of hard narcotics, seizing $12,700,000 worth of methamphetamine. “This was an outstanding interception our officers accomplished this weekend,” said Port Director David Gonzalez, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas ...

Montana women sue border patrol over racial profiling claims

U.S. 02/14/19, 15:32

Two Montana women questioned by a U.S. border agent who overheard them speaking Spanish in a convenience store sued U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Thursday, saying the agent illegally detained them without reason.The agent held Ana Suda and Martha Hernandez for 40 minutes in a parking lot in the ...

CBP seizes $4.4 million in counterfeit products in Puerto Rico and the USVI

U.S. 02/13/19, 11:18

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) San Juan Field Operations announced Tuesday the seizure of counterfeit products imported into Puerto Rico via international mail or courier before and after the holidays.  The estimated manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) of all the counterfeit products seized to date is an estimated $15 million.  ...

Over 300 taken in to custody by Border Patrol Agents in Sunland Park

U.S. 02/13/19, 11:12

As large groups of illegal aliens continue to cross through the Lordsburg area near the Antelope Wells Port of Entry, U.S. Border Patrol Agents from the Santa Teresa Station discover a group of over 300 illegal crossers entering at Sunland Park, New Mexico. On Monday, February 11, 2019, shortly before midnight, ...

Man convicted of 1st-degree murder in border agent’s death

U.S. 02/12/19, 22:24

A man accused of pulling the trigger in the 2010 shooting death of a Border Patrol agent in the southern Arizona desert was convicted of first-degree murder and other charges Tuesday. Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes also was found guilty by a U.S. District Court jury after brief deliberations on counts of second-degree murder, ...

Nearly 300 arrested by border patrol agents in New Mexico Bootheel

U.S. 02/12/19, 10:52

U.S. Border Patrol agents arrest a group of 290 illegal aliens near the Forward Operating Base located at the Antelope Wells Port of Entry. Border Patrol Agents working at the Camp Bounds FOB early this morning observed a large group illegally crossing the border and making their way into the United ...

Border patrol stops two smuggling attempts

U.S. 02/09/19, 20:29

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested one individual suspected of smuggling methamphetamine. Agents also arrested two more attempting to smuggle suspected illegal aliens on Thursday. The first incident occurred at approximately 1 p.m., when a 33-year-old man driving a light blue Hyundai approached ...

Border patrol agents rescue 5 migrants in a family from river

U.S. 02/09/19, 20:23

U.S. Border Patrol agents working with the Border Patrol Marine unit and the Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue unit in Eagle Pass, rescued five Honduran nationals from the Rio Grande River. “Crossing the Rio Grande River is both dangerous and illegal. The dedication and quick response of our agents prevented ...

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