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CHECK OUT:  Illegal Immigrant Camp Found in Texas (VIDEO)

Border Patrol agents raided an illegal immigrant camp in Texas that is believed to have been used by over 100 undocumented immigrants. continue reading »

Border Protection Officers Thwart Infant Smuggling Attempt in Texas

Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a woman from Mission, Texas allegedly attempting to smuggle an infant into the United States this weekend. continue reading »

Brazilian Husband and Wife Receive Sentences in Florida for Immigrant Smuggling

Brazilian nationals Juliana Rose Tome-Froes and her husband, Fabio Rodrigues Froes, were sentenced in Miami to 60 months and 46 months in prison, respectively, for smuggling undocumented migrants to the United States for profit, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer of the Southern District of Florida and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton. continue reading »

Border Agents Disrupts Human Smuggling Attempt Near Calexico

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico Station arrested three suspected alien smugglers. The incident occurred at approximately 5 p.m., when agents observed three individuals climb over continue reading »

Border Agents in Laredo Rescue 10 Undocumented From Human Smugglers

Zapata Border Patrol Agents Halt Human Smuggling Attempt - On Dec. 18, U. S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Zapata Station rescued 10 undocumented immigrants continue reading »

Border Patrol Arrests Human Smuggler, 14 Undocumented Immigrants

Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio, Calif. station stopped a tractor trailer with 14 people inside and arrested one suspected alien smuggler at the Highway 86 checkpoint located between Westmorland and Salton City, Calif. continue reading »

Two Guatemalan Women Sentenced to 9 Years Each for Human Trafficking

Two Guatemalan women have been sentenced to nine-year prison terms by a Mexican court in a case involving eight children, the Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

U.S. and Mexico Meet for Binational Summit on Human Trafficking

More than 100 representatives from the government and private sectors, including high-level law enforcement representatives from the U.S. and Mexico, convened in Los Angeles Thursday for a bination continue reading »

Human Smugglers Use Private Plane to Transport Immigrants Through Texas

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents teamed up with Border Patrol in Texas where BP agents say a man attempted to charter a private plane to transport illegal immigrants from safe houses to San Antonio. continue reading »

Mexican Men Suspected of Human Smuggling Were Acquitted of Charges in El Salvador

A court in El Salvador released two suspected people traffickers who abandoned 14 Salvadorans in Mexico who were among the 72 migrants massacred at a ranch in Tamaulipas state in 2010, judicial officials said. continue reading »

15-Year Old Charged with Murder and Human Smuggling that Left 9 Undocumented Migrants Dead in Crash

Texas authorities filed murder charges Monday against a 15-year-old boy who was at the wheel of a minivan that flipped over and crashed, killing nine undocumented immigrants. continue reading »

Texas Border Agents Rescue Undocumented 17 Yr-old and Pregnant Female from Stifling Hot Trailer

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Falfurrias Checkpoint rescued two illegal aliens Wednesday morning, who were confined inside a cargo trailer. continue reading »

Latino Blotter:  31 Charged for Smuggling Undocumented Aliens into U.S. for Over a Decade

A federal grand jury returned indictments against 31 Texas residents for their involvement in a conspiracy to harbor and transport illegal aliens. continue reading »

Dominican Smugglers Leave Undocumented Cubans in Treacherous Waters to Die

An alien citizen of Cuba died yesterday afternoon, adding to the recent toll of deaths of undocumented aliens in the Mona Passage being transported by smuggling organizations attempting to reach the shores of the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. continue reading »

Aircraft Smuggling Operation Disrupted by Border Patrol

On January 20, Border Patrol agents from the El Centro Sector disrupted a criminal operation that intended to utilize a Cessna airplane as a means to smuggle illegal aliens out of the Imperial Valley. continue reading »

Border Patrol Uncovers Unique Method to Smuggle Illegal Aliens into U.S.

U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested two male United States citizens in Jacumba on Tuesday for smuggling four undocumented Mexican nationals in a uniquely constructed compartment in the bed of a 1997 black Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. continue reading »

Boat on San Diego Beach Leads to Seizure of Large-Scale Human Smuggling Operation

A key figure in a large-scale maritime human smuggling organization and three alleged are facing charges, that began with the discovery of an abandoned vessel on a San Diego County beach and culminated six hours later with t continue reading »

Phoenix Police Find 53 Illegal Aliens at Drop House, Charge Two MX Nationals with Human Smuggling

Two Mexican citizens appeared in federal court to face human smuggling charges Monday following the discovery of a Phoenix drop house by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations Friday where agents detained 53 illegal aliens. continue reading »

Huge Human Smuggling Cell Busted in Arizona

A major cell of a human smuggling ring has been dismantled. Investigators believe the cell to be responsible for the transportation of thousands of undocumented immigrants from the U.S.-Mexico border to Phoenix and other locations throughout the country. continue reading »

Smuggler Pleads Guilty to Hostage-Taking

An undocumented Guatemalan national faces a maximum sentence of life in prison after pleading guilty to charges arising from his involvement in a human smuggling scheme linked to a drop house uncovered last year in Lancaster, Calif., where aliens were held against their will, denied food and assaulted. continue reading »