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Border Patrol Rescues 8 Illegal Aliens During San Diego’s Cold Snap, One Dies from Exposure

A harsh winter storm hit east San Diego County, delivering freezing rain and up to four feet of snow in some areas. Border Patrol agents responded to the storm this past week and rendered life-saving assistance continue reading »

One Week at AZ Border:  $27M in Drugs Seized, 2,500 Illegal Aliens Arrested & $76,000 in Cash Seized

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Arizona Joint Field Command today announced that during the week of Feb. 7-13, CBP apprehended more than 2,500 undocumented aliens at and between the ports of entry continue reading »

UPDATE: US Immigration Special Agent Shot Dead, Another Injured in Mexico

anet Napolitano has issued a statement regarding the shooting of two agents being shot after stopping at a military checkpoint in the state of San Luis Potosi. The pair were driving between Mexico City and Monterrey. continue reading »

Budget Officials Delay Proposal Designed to Stop Gun Runners Headed to Mexico

Budget officials in the White House have delayed federal investigators’ proposed gun control requirement intended to catch gun-runners to Mexico, for at least two months after rejecting an emergency request. continue reading »

CBP Helicopter Pilot Arrested in Immigrant Death Case

In Maine on Tuesday, a helicopter pilot with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency was arrested on charges of lying to federal agents in regards to an incident that occurred in the Rio Grande, and resulted in the death of Mexican man in 2005. continue reading »

When Are You Too Old To Smuggle Drugs?  68-Yr Old Nabbed in Cocaine Bust at Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the El Paso port of entry last Wednesday, made a 38.9 pound cocaine seizure with a value of approximately $1,244,800. continue reading »

Border Patrol Agent Arrested for Harboring His Undocumented Father

Tuesday, a U.S. Border Patrol agent was charged with harboring a twice-removed undocumented immigrant, and lying to federal investigators. The immigrant he was harboring? His father. continue reading »

All in A Day’s Work: $1 Million Worth of Marijuana Seized at U.S.-Mexico Border

In two separate incidents, U.S. Border Patrol agents seized an estimated 1,176 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $1 million dollars. continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS:  Mexican Officials Have Surveillance Tape Recording Deadly Shooting of Teen by Border

The spokesman for the Sonora Attorney General’s Office, Jose Larrinarga Talamantes, has confirmed the existence of police surveillance tape that contains that recorded the deadly shooting of a Mexican teen by U.S. Border Patrol. continue reading »

National Guard Helping Border Patrol in California, Results in Higher Apprenhension Numbers

California National Guard members have assisted in 1,319 apprehensions along the state’s boundary with Mexico, where they have worked since August in support of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) under the Presidential Administration’s plan to beef up border security. continue reading »

In 2010 $1 Million Worth of Stolen Vehicles Seized by Border Patrol, Most Heading to South America

U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Miami seaport recently surpassed the $1 million milestone in total vehicle seizures since the beginning of the 2010 fiscal year. continue reading »

Current Illegal Alien Border Apprehensions Down by 17%

United States Border Patrol Illegal Alien Apprehensions by Fiscal Year (October 1st through September 30th) continue reading »

Homeland Sec. Napolitano Checks in with Southwest Border Sheriffs and Police Chiefs

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today held a quarterly conference call with sheriffs and police chiefs from 30 jurisdictions along the Southwest border to discuss the Department’s ongoing support for state and local law enforcement in their efforts to keep their communities safe from violence and other threats. continue reading »

Border Patrol Arrests Illegal Aliens Hidden in Dump Truck Full of Sand

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the port of Tecate foiled an attempt to smuggle a man and a woman on top of a load of sand inside a dump trailer. continue reading »

After the Border: What Happens to Children Deported Alone?

In 2008, a Mexican Congress-issued report claimed that U.S. authorities had deported more than 90,000 children, but over 13,000 of those kids were never reunited with their families. continue reading »

Illegal Alien Apprehensions by Fiscal Year

United States Border Patrol Illegal Alien Apprehensions by Fiscal Year (October 1st through September 30th) continue reading »

Disappearing Act For the Border’s Invisible Fence

A so-called invisible fence along the U.S.-Mexico border that was intended to keep a high-tech eye on the area is about to be unfunded by the U.S. government. continue reading »

Former Border Patrol Agent Guilty of Abusing Immigrant Detainee

Former U.S. Border Patrol Agent Edward C. Moreno, 41, of Pearsall, Texas, was sentenced yesterday for depriving the civil rights of a Mexican national when Moreno assaulted the victim in a U.S. Borer Patrol Facility in Arizona. continue reading »

Horse Smuggling at the Border

Recalling days of the wild wild west, U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested Mexican nationals on Friday for cross-border horse smuggling after agents observed them attempting to illegally import five horses. continue reading »

Border Patrol Testing Iris Scanners

The Border Patrol Station in McAllen Texas will be testing iris scan technology for the next two weeks. The Dept. of Homeland Sec (DHS) will be testing machines than can be used from 3 to 4 feet away including one that simply works as people walk by. The test will help the department determine how useful these scanners might be in the future on a broader basis. continue reading »