Brian Hastings

Texas Opens FY 2022 with More ‘Large Group’ Migrant Apprehensions

Border Patrol agents in South Texas continue to find “large groups” of migrants streaming across the Rio Grande from Mexico. The large groups continue the record-setting trend of migrant crossings that led to the apprehension of more than 1.7 million in the recently ended fiscal year.

Border Patrol agents apprehend a large group of Central American migrants. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector)

21K Migrants Apprehended in One Texas Border Sector Last Week

Migrant apprehensions in the Rio Grande Valley Sector continue to rise as Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 21,000 migrants during the last week. The announcement by sector officials follows a tweet reporting the apprehension of more than 20,000 migrants the week before.

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents apprehend more than 21,000 migrants in one week. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector)

Border Patrol Sounds COVID Alarm as 40 Agents Test Positive in Texas Sector

More than 40 Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents tested positive for COVID-19 recently, including five who became hospitalized, Chief Patrol Agent Brian Hastings told a local radio station. The chief’s comments come as officials report a 900 percent increase in July for the number of migrants testing positive.

United States Border Patrol agents process migrants who crossed the US-Mexico border into the United States in Roma, Texas on July 9, 2021 - Republican lawmakers have slammed Biden for reversing Trump programs, including his "remain in Mexico" policy, which had forced thousands of asylum seekers from Central America to …

Large Migrant Groups Continue Pouring Across ‘Closed Border’

Border Patrol agents continue to apprehend increasing volumes of large migrant groups illegally crossing the border in the Rio Grande Valley Sector. Despite White House assurances that the southwester border is “closed,” apprehensions in March have already exceeded the entire month of February.

McAllen Border Patrol Station agents apprehend another large group of migrants crossing the border from Mexico. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector)

2K Migrants Apprehended in Single Border Sector in One Day, 34K in March

Border Patrol agents in the Texas Rio Grande Valley Sector apprehended more than 2,000 migrants who illegally crossed the border in a single day last week. A Border Patrol commander in the nation’s busiest human smuggling sector says his agents apprehended more than 34,000 migrants so far this month.

FILE - This May 29, 2019 file photo released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shows some of 1,036 migrants who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas, the largest that the Border Patrol says it has ever encountered. The federal government is opening a new mass shelter …

4 Human Stash Houses Busted in One Week in Texas near Border

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents raided four human smuggling stash houses near the Texas border with Mexico during the past week. The raids led to the apprehension of nearly 100 migrants who were recently smuggled across the border. Additionally, agents found 24 migrants stashed in three vehicles being driven by suspected human smugglers.

Border Patrol agents raid a suspected human smuggling stash house. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector)