Human Smuggling

30 Migrants Found in Truck, 20 More in Texas Motel near Border

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents found a group of nearly 30 migrants hiding in the sleeping compartment of a commercial tractor. Agents and Texas Department of Public Safety troopers also teamed up to apprehend more than 20 migrants being warehoused in motel rooms.

Border Patrol agents and Texas DPS troopers find 30 migrants in a failed human smuggling incident. (U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

Armed Human Smugglers Arrested in Texas After Crash on Railroad Track near Border

A multi-agency effort led to the arrest of two United States citizens accused of smuggling five migrants in remote South Texas. After fleeing a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint, the two smugglers led law enforcement officers on a vehicle pursuit that ended when the truck crashed onto railroad tracks in La Salle County, Texas. After searching the vehicle, officers discovered a loaded handgun.

Human Smugglers crash a Nissan truck on a railroad track while fleeing from law enforcement. (U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

Manhunt Underway for Suspect in Texas Human Smuggling Plane Crash

Authorities in the West Texas town of Presidio issued an arrest warrant for the person suspected of piloting a single-engine aircraft with five migrants on board. The plane crashed shortly after take-off from the Presidio Airport. The Presidio County Sheriff’s Office issued the warrant Saturday for Tobias Penner Peters of Seminole, Texas.

Pilot suspect

Exclusive Photos: Smugglers Move Migrants into Texas on Christmas Eve

Cartel Smugglers continued their work on Christmas Eve moving more than 200 migrants across the Rio Grande in the Border Patrol’s busiest sector. As many celebrated the holidays on both sides of the border, the smugglers and Border Patrol agents engaged in what has become routine business on the southwest border.

Human smugglers move migrants across the Rio Grande on Christmas Eve. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

EXCLUSIVE: Migrants Surge Border as Biden Revives Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ Program

A wave of migrants swarmed the southwest border from Arizona to Texas as the Biden administration prepares to restart former President Donald Trump’s Migrant Protection Protocol. The source, speaking on the condition of anonymity, says Border Patrol agents apprehended nearly 20,000 migrants since Friday. The source believes the migrants are rushing the border to avoid being subjected to the “Remain in Mexico” program for asylum seekers being implemented this week by Biden administration officials.

Large groups of migrants swarm the border in Arizona as Biden officials restart the Trump-era Remain in Mexico Program. (U.S. Border Patrol/Yuma Sector)

Remains of Suspected Migrant Found in West Texas Desert near Border

Deer hunters happened upon the gruesome sight of decomposing human remains as they moved through a remote desert region in West Texas on Sunday. The hunters summoned Culberson County Sheriff’s Office from Van Horn, Texas, after discovering the badly decomposed human remains lying on the desert floor.

A Culberson County, Texas, Sheriff's Office deputy recovers the remains suspected to be those of a Mexican migrant. (Photo: Culberson County Sheriff's Office)

EXCLUSIVE: 100K Migrant ‘Got-Aways’ Since October, Says CBP Source

Border Patrol agents estimate more than 100,000 known migrant got-aways since the fiscal year began in October. A source operating under the umbrella of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, speaking on the condition of anonymity, says the agency recorded 47,500 got-a-ways during the month of October. That is followed by an additional 52,000 got-aways in November. The source believes the increase in November means more than 600,000 migrant got-aways will be recorded this fiscal year if the trend continues.

Border Patrol surveillance video captures images of migrant "got-aways" near the Texas border with Mexico. (U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector)

Venezuelan Migrant Apprehensions Surge in All Southwest Border Sectors

Border Patrol agents are arresting large numbers of Venezuelan migrants at a greater frequency than in past years. The large, mostly Venezuelan migrant groups that at one time almost exclusively entered through the Del Rio, Texas, are now spreading across the southwest border from San Diego, California, to Brownsville, Texas. The groups of predominantly Venezuelans are even crossing into the most remote regions of the border in West Texas.

Large Group of Venezuelan migrants apprehended in the Del Rio Sector. (U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector)

East African, Middle Eastern Migrants Apprehended in Texas near Border

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents continue to apprehend migrants from a multitude of nations who cross the border illegally from Mexico into Texas. Recent apprehensions include migrants from what Border Patrol classifies as “special interest” nations including East African, Middle Eastern, and Asian nations.

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents apprehend a large group of mostly Venezuelan migrants near Eagle Pass, Texas. (U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector)