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REPORT: 17,000 Brazilian Migrants Cross in Single Texas City in FY2019

Dezember 14, 2019No Comments

The Associated Press reports that 17,000 Brazilian migrants entered the United States through the city of El Paso during Fiscal Year 2019. Approximately 18,000 crossed into the U.S. along the entire southwest border with Mexico — a 600 percent increas…

Two Human Smugglers Convicted in Texas Stash House Operation

Dezember 14, 2019No Comments

A federal court in Houston convicted two human smugglers for operating a series of stash houses. The guilty included a Mexican illegal alien and a U.S. citizen.

Once Peaceful Central Mexican State Leads Nation in Murdered Cops

The once peaceful central Mexican state of Guanajuato is now the region where the highest number of police officer murders this year. The rising death toll of police officers comes at a time when one of the country’s most violent drug cartels is making…

Potential Terrorist-Designated Mexican Cartel Kidnaps Judge, Three Policemen

Gunmen with Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG) killed three policemen, kidnapped three more, and grabbed a judge during an attack on a station in Central Mexico. They also perpetrated violence against area residents with armed carjackings and torch…

27 Migrants Rescued from Freezing Trailer near Texas Border

Dezember 12, 2019No Comments

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents rescued 27 migrants from a freezing trailer at an immigration checkpoint.

U.S. Senators File Bill Targeting Mexican Cartels with Sanctions Similar to Terrorist Designation

Two U.S. Senators filed a bill that would target Mexican cartels and other transnational criminal organizations through financial, criminal, and immigration sanctions. The sanctions are similar to the ones they would face if they were designated as for…

African Migrant Apprehensions at Texas Border on Rise

Dezember 11, 2019No Comments

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol officials report a recent increase in the number of migrants from Africa being apprehended after illegally crossing from Mexico.

Gulf Cartel Becoming More Violent in Texas

Dezember 9, 2019No Comments

Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector say they are becoming more concerned for their safety after several incidents with the Gulf Cartel dating back to August of this year. Several agents recently explained their concerns on the conditio…

Migrant Family Apprehensions at Border Fall 90 Percent in Six Months

Dezember 9, 2019No Comments

The apprehension of migrant families illegally crossing the border from Mexico in November fell by nearly 90 percent from the peak in May. Border Patrol officials cited closed loopholes in immigration and asylum laws as having a direct impact on the re…

Border Patrol K-9 Finds 17 Pounds of Meth at Texas Checkpoint

Dezember 9, 2019No Comments

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents seized 17 pounds of methamphetamine after a K-9 alerted to the presence of the drugs.