• December 7, 2021

Tags : border patrol

Border Patrol closes West Texas checkpoints as influx of migrants

It’s unclear when the highway checkpoints in the El Paso sector of the U.S. Border Patrol will reopen after the agency closed them over the weekend and reassigned agents to help deal with an influx of undocumented immigrants. The closure was first reported by Texas Monthly over the weekend. An agency spokesperson said Monday that the move is temporary. […]Read More

1,600+ Migrants Released in El Paso Since Sunday, More Expected

The Christmas week surge of migrants released by ICE into El Paso was somewhat to be expected. However, to understand what happened this week, you have to understand the process. For the last three months, Annunciation House, the non-profit organization that houses migrants after their release from ICE custody as they work their way to […]Read More

8-year-old Guatemalan Boy who Died in U.S. Custody Spent Two

An 8-year-old Guatemalan child detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection died at a hospital in New Mexico, the agency reported Tuesday, the second migrant child to die in government custody this month. CBP initially said the child died shortly after midnight on Christmas Day. But early Wednesday, it issued a lengthy, revised version of […]Read More

DEVELOPING: CBP Reschedules ‘Crowd Control’ Exercise for Friday; Press, Public

Only a few days removed from the original scheduled date, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officials announced Thursday evening their ‘crowd control exercise’ would go on Friday morning in Chihuahuita, without press or the public present. According to the email, officials said Friday’s exercise would again include Border Patrol ‘assets and participants,’ however the main […]Read More

Video+Story: Construction of $22 Million Border Wall Set to Begin

The construction of a $22 million Border Wall in Downtown El Paso will begin on Saturday, according to Border Patrol officials. “This new wall will be far more durable and far more effective in deterring would-be illegal entrants,” El Paso Border Patrol Sector Chief Aaron Hull said. Funding for the project was earmarked in the […]Read More

Border Patrol Agents help Deliver Baby

Thanks to the quick action of Border Patrol agents, a migrant from El Salvador safely delivered a baby shortly after crossing into the US. According to U.S. Border Patrol officials, while patrolling the border earlier this month, agents from Ysleta observed 11 migrants cross the international boundary four miles west of the Ysleta Port of Entry. […]Read More

Report: Border Patrol Practices Cause Deaths, Disappearances

TUCSON, Ariz. – The U.S. Border Patrol purposely drives migrants into remote desert areas, causing hundreds to get lost and disappear in 2015. That’s one finding in a new report by two Tucson-based immigrants’ rights groups. Researchers combed through reports made to the Missing Migrant Hotline of the group La Coalicion de Derechos Humanos, or […]Read More

Complaint: Border Patrol Confiscates Deportee IDs, Money

EL PASO, Texas – The ACLU is among the groups that have filed an administrative complaint against the Department of Homeland Security for confiscating money and property from individuals before deporting them. The groups allege that immigration officials confiscated and failed to return personal belongings, exposing at least 26 people to greater risk of harm […]Read More

Texas-Mexico Border apprehensions dipped in 2015

The number of people apprehended by immigration agents while trying to enter Texas illegally dropped by more than 35 percent during the federal government’s 2015 fiscal year, according to Department of Homeland Security statistics released Tuesday. U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents stopped some 210,470 people in Texas between October 2014 and September 2015, compared […]Read More

Border Patrol Agents nab another Sex Offender Fugitive

SANTA TERESA, N.M – Border Patrol Agents intercepted another wanted sex offender trying to sneak back into the U.S on Monday, this time in Santa Teresa. Agents on patrol near Sunland Park, New Mexico alertly located four men climbing through a hole in the international boundary fence in a notorious alien-smuggling area. Agents quickly responded and apprehended the group […]Read More

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