Human Smuggling

Exclusive Video: Smugglers Move Migrants into Heart of Texas Border City

Cartel-connected human smugglers moved their operations from hiding in the remote outskirts of Miguel Aleman, Tamaulipas, Mexico to the heart of this Texas border city less than one hundred yards from the Roma International Bridge. The smugglers faced no opposition from Mexican law enforcement authorities as they crossed hundreds of Central American migrants into the United States.

Central American migrants await transportation to Border Patrol processing centers after illegally entering the U.S. (Photo: Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

49 Migrants Found Locked in Tractor-Trailer at West Texas Border Patrol Checkpoint

Big Bend Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended 49 migrants found locked inside a tractor-trailer at the Interstate 10 immigration checkpoint. The apprehension at the checkpoint comes on the same day Border Patrol officials closed similar checkpoints in the Del Rio Sector. Officials have subsequently closed the Laredo Sector checkpoints in an attempt to divert additional resources to the humanitarian crisis in Del Rio, Texas.

Sierra Blanca Border Patrol agents find 49 migrants locked inside a tractor-trailer at the Interstate 10 Immigration Checkpoint. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Big Bend Sector)

New Texas Law Eases Burden in Prosecuting Human Smugglers

A new Texas law makes it easier to prosecute human smugglers by removing the requirement to prove the intent to obtain a “pecuniary benefit.” The bill also makes it a 3rd Degree Felony to “assist, guide, or direct” migrants to enter or remain on agricultural land without the consent of the owner.

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents arrest three Chinese migrants and an alleged human smuggler near Madero, Texas. (Photo: Bob Price/Breitbart Texas)

Female Migrant Dies While Escaping from Border Patrol in Texas

A female migrant died while attempting to escape from a Border Patrol agent near downtown Laredo, Texas. Agents arrested the woman after she illegally entered the United States. After slipping out of handcuffs, she ran into the darkness and fell from a 20-foot cliff and died from her injuries.

WESLACO, TX - APRIL 13: Undocumented immigrants are led after being caught and handcuffed by Border Patrol agents near the U.S.-Mexico border on April 13, 2016 in Weslaco, Texas. Border security and immigration, both legal and otherwise, continue to be contentious national issues in the 2016 Presidential campaign. (Photo by …

Exclusive: Migrant Got-Aways Jump to 340K this Year, Says Source

The number of migrants crossing the border without being apprehended soared to more than 340,000 migrants so far this Fiscal Year 2021, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection source. This figure represents an estimate of the total number of migrants believed to have escaped into the U.S. interior without capture or apprehension by Border Patrol agents.

LA JOYA, TEXAS - JUNE 21: Immigrants walk towards border patrol after crossing the Rio Grande into the U.S. on June 21, 2021 in La Joya, Texas. A surge of mostly Central American immigrants crossing into the United States has challenged U.S. immigration agencies along the U.S. Southern border. (Photo …

Texas Jailer Dies from COVID After Processing Migrant 200 Miles from Border

Residents of Refugio County, Texas, honored the life of a sheriff’s office jailer on Tuesday who died in the line of duty after contracting the coronavirus while processing a migrant apprehended in a human smuggling incident. A sheriff’s office deputy is also recovering from COVID-19 after apprehending the migrant 200 miles from the Texas-Mexico border.

Refugio County Jailer Ricardo Hinojosa. (Photo: Refugio County Sheriff's Office)