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Border Patrol Agents Support New Mexico Special Olympics Torch Run

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The 2020 Law Enforcement Torch Run to support the New Mexico Special Olympics was held in Las Cruces over the weekend. The event was modified due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, but participants symbolically passed the Special Olympics torch during the annual run. Border Patrol agents supporting the run. The event commenced Friday morning near the ...

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Border Patrol Stepping Up Coastal Patrols to Combat COVID-19

SAN DIEGO — USBP San Diego Sector (SDC) is strengthening its presence along California’s coastline in an effort to curb illegal human and drug smuggling routes being exploited by transnational criminal organizations.  This effort concurrently prevents further introduction of COVID-19 into California communities. Maritime smuggling has become common place along the Pacific coastline and SDC is proactively addressing the growing ...

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Border Patrol Union Missing Half A Million Dollars In Massive Embezzlement Scheme: Report

The El Paso Border Patrol union is reportedly investigating the disappearance of roughly $500,000 from its coffers, with the U.S. Border Patrol union president telling local agents that the money was stolen. National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd told agents in November 2019 that there is an open investigation into the disappearance of about $500,000 from the El Paso ...

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Yuma Sector Seizes $345K in Meth at Checkpoint

YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint thwarted two methamphetamine smuggling attempts valued at more than $345K in two separate events over the weekend.   In the first event at approximately 9:52 a.m. Saturday, a Border Patrol canine working at the primary lane of the checkpoint alerted to an odor it was ...

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Border Patrol Arrests Driver of SUV Stuffed with Meth

TEMECULA, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man who had more than 90 packages of methamphetamine hidden inside various locations of his car on Friday. At approximately 11:15 a.m., an agent patrolling Interstate 15 near Temecula observed a suspicious 2001 Green Ford Explorer.  The driver of the Explorer exited onto Highway 395 and parked at a gas station ...

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Hundreds Of Border Patrol Agents Have Been Assaulted This Year

There have been hundreds of assaults against Border Patrol agents this fiscal year, demonstrating the dangers agents endure while protecting the U.S. from illegal immigration, drug smuggling, and other crimes. There have been over 600 assaults of Border Patrol agents since Oct. 1, the beginning of the 2019 fiscal year, according to Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost, who spoke exclusively ...

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Supreme Court Will Review Cross-Border Shooting By Border Patrol Agent

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The Supreme Court will decide whether a Mexican family can sue a U.S. Border Patrol agent in an American court for the shooting death of Sergio Hernandez.  The agent, Jesus Mesa, was standing in the United States when he discharged his weapon and killed Hernandez, who was on Mexican soil.  The federal appeals courts are divided as to whether such ...

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Border Patrol Creating A New Position To Stymie The Immigration Crisis

The U.S. Border Patrol announced that it’s creating a new position specifically tailored to processing and caring for migrants that reach the southern border, allowing agents to refocus their work on enforcement. The “Border Patrol Processing Coordinator” will assume certain responsibilities that have consumed the agency’s time as it deals with a surge of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, according ...

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College Rescinds Invitation For Border Patrol Because They Can ‘Cause Undue Distress’

A California college with a large immigration population rescinded U.S. Custom and Border Protection’s (CBP) invite to a Monday job fair because the organization can “cause undue distress.” San Jose City College (SJCC) made the move following protests from the city’s Dump Trump activist organization, NBC News reported Tuesday. The group encouraged others to demand the college to ban Border ...

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Multiple criminals arrested crossing into the United States from Mexico

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested multiple criminal aliens over the Easter holiday weekend. On Friday, McAllen agents working near Mission, Texas, arrested a Mexican national whose record checks revealed an arrest by the Gwinnett County Police Department in Lewisville, Georgia. The police arrested the man and charged him with possession of a firearm during a commission of ...

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Border Patrol Identifies Thousands of ‘Fraudulent Family’ Asylum Cases

Illegal aliens with children

More than 3,000 fraudulent family cases have been identified by U.S. Border Patrol in the past six months, demonstrating the lengths illegal migrants will take to abuse U.S. laws. “It’s very clear that the cartel and smugglers know the weaknesses in our laws. They know that family units and unaccompanied children will be released with no consequences for their illegal ...

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Maine Border Patrol Agents Recognized for Efforts on Southwest Border

Houlton, Maine – On March 28, the Houlton Sector Mobile Response Team (MRT) was recognized for their efforts while deployed to the southwest border. Houlton Sector Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens presented letters of appreciation to the MRT members on behalf of Yuma Sector Chief Patrol Agent Anthony J. Porvaznik. While deployed, the Houlton Sector MRT was assigned to ...

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Border Patrol Agents Arrested Almost 1,700 Illegal Aliens Tuesday

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents continue to encounter large groups of illegal aliens undaunted by Border Patrol presence. On Monday, Rio Grande City agents patrolling the Rio Grande near Sullivan City, Texas, encountered a group of 110 illegal aliens from the countries of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. A few hours later, Rio Grande City agents working near ...

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Del Rio Sector Border Patrol Apprehends Group of 56 Illegal Aliens

eAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station apprehended a large group of undocumented immigrants early Saturday morning near the Port of Entry in Eagle Pass. At approximately 6:55 a.m., agents conducting routine patrol operations encountered a group of 56 people who had recently crossed the Rio Grande River. All of the people in ...

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Border Patrol Agents Apprehend Over 400 Illegal Aliens in Five Minutes

EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working in El Paso apprehended two large groups of illegal immigrants consisting of over 400 people within five minutes. These groups, like many others before, are comprised primarily of Central American families and unaccompanied juveniles. In the early morning hours of March 19, agents encountered the first group of 194 illegal crossers at ...

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