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Homeland Security ‘Begging Parents’ To Not Put ‘Their Children At Risk’ After 7-Year-Old Guatemalan Girl Dies Of Dehydration

A 7-year-old Guatemalan girl died hours after being taken into custody by Border Patrol officers in New Mexico for illegally crossing the border from Mexico with her father, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday. The girl and her father were part of a larger group of 163 migrants who turned themselves in to Border Patrol agents on Dec. 6, according ...

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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Seizes over $1.5M worth of Marijuana

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents disrupted 12 separate narcotic smuggling attempts and seized nearly two tons of marijuana over the weekend. Friday, McAllen agents working near Mission, Texas, observed smugglers utilize a raft filled with bundles of marijuana cross the Rio Grande. After crossing, the smugglers loaded the narcotics into a Ford F-150 parked along the river. As ...

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UPDATE-Nearly $200K in Meth Seized from Vehicle Circumventing Yuma Sector Checkpoint

YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized nearly $200,000 in methamphetamine from a vehicle that was attempting to circumvent the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint Friday morning. At approximately 7:54 a.m., Wellton Station agents working a commonly utilized route to circumvent the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint near Dome Valley observed a suspicious vehicle traveling east, near Avenue 20E and ...

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Border Patrol Agent assaulted during narcotics seizure

SUMAS, Wash. — United States Border Patrol agents observed multiple subjects illegally cross into the United States from Canada east of the Sumas Port of Entry on Thursday night.  A Border Patrol agent responded to the location and encountered two subjects with large backpacks. During the encounter, one of the subjects assaulted the agent by striking him in the chest ...

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Nogales CBP Officers Seize $546K in Cocaine

TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested a Mexican woman Thursday, connected to a failed attempt to smuggle almost $546,000 worth of cocaine into the United States. CBP officers at the Dennis DeConcini Crossing referred a 35-year-old resident of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico for further inspection of her Nissan SUV. A CBP narcotics detection ...

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CBP Officers Find Over 1,000 Pounds of Marijuana Hidden in Shipment of Wheel Parts

OTAY MESA, Calif.  — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa Cargo port of entry seized over 1,000 pounds of marijuana hidden in a shipment of wheel parts. “CBP officers not only enforce typical import and export laws,” said Otay Mesa Port Director Rosa Hernandez. “CBP officers are also dedicated to thoroughly inspecting cargo to keep narcotics ...

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Yuma Sector Agents Seize $200K in Methamphetamine

YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized nearly $200,000 in methamphetamine from a vehicle northeast of Yuma Friday morning. At approximately 7:54 a.m., Wellton Station agents working in Dome Valley observed a suspicious vehicle traveling east near Avenue 16E and County 4th Street. A short time later, agents performed a vehicle stop, where a Border Patrol canine positively ...

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Border Patrol Arrest Two Sureños Gang Members

CALEXICO, Calif. – Border Patrol agents assigned to El Centro Sector arrested two gang members Saturday night, 20 miles east of the Calexico Port of Entry, for illegally entering the United States.   At around 10:16 p.m., Border Patrol agents patrolling east of the Calexico Port of Entry encountered two men making an illegal entry into the United States. During ...

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Border Patrol Intercepts 124 Illegal Aliens encountered in the Rio Grande Valley

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HIDALGO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley encountered large groups of family units flowing into the United States. On Friday evening, Weslaco agents patrolling near Hidalgo, Texas, encountered a large group of illegal aliens comprised of family units and unaccompanied children. As agents prepared to transport the group, three additional groups turned themselves in. Within ...

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Fentanyl, other Narcotics and Firearm Seized at Checkpoint

SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested an 18-year-old-male and 17-year-old juvenile male in possession of various types illegal narcotics and a rifle Wednesday evening.   The incident occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m., when two males in a Volkswagen Jetta approached the Highway 86 checkpoint.   A Border Patrol canine ...

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Border Patrol arrests 178 illegal aliens in Texas in less than 24 hours

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EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley continue to apprehend large groups of family units and unaccompanied children. Thursday, a group of 57 illegal aliens turned themselves in to McAllen agents near Granjeno, Texas. The group consisted of family units from the countries of Honduras and Nicaragua. A few hours later, agents assigned to the ...

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Two Border Patrol Agents Assaulted by Illegal Aliens

TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents were assaulted during two separate incidents west of Tucson Tuesday. The first assault occurred when agents disrupted a human smuggling attempt south of Three Points. While attempting to arrest four male suspects, one of the men became combative. The 25 year-old Guatemalan national resisted arrest by throwing dirt at an agent’s face, and ...

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Border Patrol Council: The media are vilifying our agents

National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd accuses the media of not being honest about the migrant mob and defends the use of tear gas at the border. “The mainstream media is not being honest with the American public on the situation that we face,” Judd told Shannon Bream on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom Tuesday. “The mainstream media is vilifying ...

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Border Wall Contract Awarded in Arizona

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has awarded a contract to construct up to 32 miles of Primary Pedestrian Replacement Wall in Arizona, within the U.S. Border Patrol’s Yuma and Tucson sectors. The project was funded with CBP’s Fiscal Year 2018 appropriations.  The contract for this project was awarded on November 13, ...

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Arizona Border Patrol Arrests More Than 650 Illegal Aliens Last Two Days

YUMA, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents in Yuma Sector apprehended 654 illegal aliens most being family units or unaccompanied juveniles from Guatemala, who surrendered themselves to agents on Monday and Tuesday. The groups were primarily Guatemalan nationals, not believed to be associated with the large caravan being monitored traveling through Mexico at this time.  The groups illegally entered on ...

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