Brooks County

Group of 42 Migrants Found Walking Through Texas’ Deadliest County

Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Sector spotted 42 migrants walking through Brooks County, Texas, as a group. The mostly single adult males were walking through the dense brush to circumvent the US Highway 281 Border Patrol Checkpoint near Falfurrias. The area is known by many as the “Desert of the Dead” due to the number of migrants who perish to the elements making this trek each year.

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Migrant Deaths Mount as Temps Exceed 100 Degrees Along Texas Border

The death toll for migrants illegally crossing into Texas-based border sectors continues to mount as human smugglers push their “cargo” into exceedingly dangerous conditions. As the number of deaths rises, temperatures along most of the Texas-Mexico border are expected to exceed 100 degrees this week.

BORSTAR Border Patrol Agents remove body of deceased illegal alien in Brooks County. (Photo: Bob Price/Breitbart Texas)

Annual Migrant Deaths in Texas County 80 Miles from Border Jumps to 26

The deaths of migrants in one Texas county located 80 miles north of the Mexican border continues to rise at an alarming rate. During the first four months of 2021, Brooks County Sheriff’s Office deputies recovered the bodies or remains of 26 deceased migrants. This compares to 34 deaths for all of 2020.

Cindy Vanessa Mendez kneels over her father's body. Omar Mendez Perez died after being left behind by human smugglers after he fell ill and was unable to keep up. (Photo: Brooks County Sheriff's Office)

Migrant’s Body Found on Texas Ranch 90 Miles from Southern Border

A South Texas sheriff’s office deputy recovered the body of a recently deceased migrant on a ranch located about 90 miles from the U.S-Mexico border. The migrant appeared to die near the end of his attempt to march around the Falfurrias Border Patrol checkpoint on U.S. Highway 281.

A suspected undocumented migrant is found dead on a ranch in Brooks County, Texas. (Photo: Brooks County Sheriff's Office/Deputy Jose Lemus)

Three Criminal Aliens Arrested in Texas After Crossing Border

Border Patrol agents working opposite ends of the Texas border arrested three previously deported criminal aliens after they illegally crossed into Texas. Agents identified one of the illegal aliens as a four-time deported Mexican national convicted of voluntary manslaughter, the second as a sex offender, and the third as a MS-13 gang member with a criminal history.

Immigrants walk handcuffed after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and being caught by the U.S. Border Patrol on December 7, 2015 near Rio Grande City, Texas. Border Patrol agents continue to capture hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants, even as the total numbers of those crossing has gone down. (Photo …

Skeletal Remains of Migrants Found on Ranches near Texas Border

Brooks County Sheriff’s Office deputies recovered the skeletal remains of two deceased migrants on ranches surrounding the Falfurrias Border Patrol Checkpoint. These ranches are located about 80 miles from the border in known human smuggling corridors intended to move migrants around the checkpoint. So far this year, officials recovered the bodies of 39 migrants in Brooks County alone.

Brooks County Sheriff's Office deputies recover the skeletal remains of a deceased migrant. (Photo: Brooks County Sheriff's Office/Deputy Bianca Mora)