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    The federal investigation into whether mounted Border Patrol agents committed any wrongdoing in mid-September has yet to be concluded despite a vow from the Biden administration that it would be wrapped up in a matter of days. "The investigation is ongoing. The Department is committed to a thorough, independent, and objective process. We are also committed to transparency and will...
     A New York couple held their wedding at the US-Canada border after the bride's grandmother could not come to the ceremony because of the travel ban. Karen Mahoney and husband Brian Ray, of Cadyville, originally planned their wedding on September 25 with the hopes of having her 96-year-old grandmother attend the ceremony. Travel restrictions for Canadians to the US, which...
    The use of hi-tech surveillance systems and aircraft enable Border Patrol agents in the Del Rio Sector to more efficiently patrol and defend the vast region in West Texas. The agents utilized ground and aerial-based systems to locate smuggled migrants and direct agents to their locations. “Though not a replacement for agents, technology provides a distinct operational advantage to the...
                      by Kaylee Greenlee  Border Patrol agents could be fired if they’re not vaccinated for COVID-19 by the end of November, two active agents and a union official told the Daily Caller News Foundation on Thursday. Border officials have until Nov. 22 to get vaccinated or face three levels of discipline...
    Border Patrol agents could be fired if they’re not vaccinated for COVID-19 by the end of November, two active agents and a union official told the Daily Caller News Foundation on Thursday. Border officials have until Nov. 22 to get vaccinated or face three levels of discipline including “verbal counseling, one – 14 days without pay and removal from service,”...
    The wife of a Del Rio Border Patrol agent expressed her frustration over the likelihood her husband will be fired by November 1 for refusing to take the COVID-19 vaccine while the department remains "undermanned" and low on resources. Kelsey French said on "Fox & Friends First" Thursday the American people are not President Biden's priority.  "I don't think he...
                        Live from Washington, D.C. Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed National Border Patrol Council Vice President Hector Garza to the microphone to weigh in...
    An Associated Press video released over the weekend shows a new angle on the incident involving a Del Rio Sector Horse Patrol Unit’s encounter with Haitian migrants. The video angle shows the agents did not strike the migrants. Instead, they used horses to turn back the migrants attempting to cross the Rio Grande. AP journalist Sarah Blake Morgan tweeted a...
    Images of border patrol agents pursuing Haitian migrants on horseback this week sparked a media furor when reporters mistakenly claimed the agents were using whips to subdue the migrants. The ensuing outrage prompted the Biden administration to launch an investigation this week into the tactics used by mounted border patrol agents, whose alleged actions Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said...
    Texas Border Patrol agents have denied whipping migrants and claimed anyone with 'two brain cells' knows they use split reins to control their horses, after images emerged of mounted officers appearing to whip Haitian border crossers. Agents pushed back against the criticism leveled at them and accused the Biden administration of trying to deflect from its own failings in tackling the migrant...
    Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas condemned the tactics that mounted Border Patrol agents took against Haitian migrants attempting to cross from Mexico into Texas. Pictures emerged on Monday of agents on horseback appearing to use the reins or lariats to strike at migrants and block their paths with the animals. Some Democrats and the media accused agents...
    The Department of Homeland Security is investigating the treatment of Haitian migrants by Customs and Border Patrol agents after video and images surfaced of agents on horseback chasing down migrants at the U.S. southern border. “DHS does not tolerate the abuse of migrants in our custody and we take these allegations very seriously,” the department said in a statement on...
    Members of the media pushed a narrative that Border Patrol agents were using "whips" on Haitian migrants who've gathered at the U.S. southern border in recent days.  A report from the El Paso Times went viral over its dramatic depiction of what was taking place in Del Rio, Texas, where thousands of Haitians have overflowed the region.  ABC, CBS, NBC...
    The White House is reacting to disturbing images that surfaced on Sunday of Border Patrol agents appearing to whip Haitian migrants desperately trying to cross the Rio Grande river into the United States.  'I don't know what the circumstances would be, it's obviously horrific,' Press Secretary Jen Psaki said of relevant footage from the border on Monday. Psaki was asked...
    When President Biden took office in January, his administration ordered an immediate halt on the construction of a 30-foot high border fence, leaving a gaping hole at one of the most vulnerable stretches of the US-Mexico border. The 20-foot gap in the frontier wall at Border Monument Three — one of the 276 original markers erected after the Mexican-American War...
    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. The incident occurred on Saturday morning at approximately 6:00 a.m. when...
    Five people have been arrested after a Border Patrol agent was assaulted by a smuggler while trying to arrest migrants trying to get into the U.S. via the southern border in San Diego, California. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said that five people were arrested in an operation on Wednesday, along with ammunition, narcotics, vehicles and makeshift ladders in...
    Securing the border is a political debate that has raged for years. But lives are at stake, and in spite of the best efforts to reduce illegal immigration, migrants come and they're dying in record numbers.There are thousands of miles of the southern border, which consists mostly of desert wilderness. But the dream of life in the United States continues...
    The Border Patrol is looking for a temporary hire to boost diversity in its upper ranks following allegations that Hispanic and female employees were being discriminated against for promotions. In mid-August, the 19,000-employee government organization began internally circulating a job listing for an agent to work on a detailed assignment for six months at the national headquarters in Washington, according...
    AUSTIN, Texas — Twelve Border Patrol agents are the only federal law enforcement officers present along a 245-mile stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border surrounding Del Rio, Texas. It’s the lowest-ever number of agents on duty in the area, even as more migrants illegally cross here now than ever before. The surge of illegal immigration is taking a significant toll because...
    The U.S. Border Patrol is asking agents about volunteering to deploy to Afghanistan and nearby countries to process Afghan citizens seeking admission to the United States, three agents told the Washington Examiner. The move is in direct response to the worsening situation in Afghanistan, where President Joe Biden’s recent decision to withdraw U.S. troops was met with chaos as the...
    Border Patrol agents have increasingly come under attack in recent weeks in Texas and California, officials said Tuesday, including one incident where an agent was fired upon 20 times as criminal gangs continue to smuggle people and drugs into the United States.  The brazen attacks have taken place along the U.S.-Mexico border, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection statement said....
    Border Patrol agents have come under fire several times in recent weeks from shooters in Mexico, a development taken as a sign that cartels are becoming increasingly desperate and reckless to smuggle people and drugs into the United States. Agents working in the mountains south of San Diego, California, were shot at on Aug. 9 after taking a group of...
    Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas warned that the U.S. immigration system “isn’t built” to handle the border crisis, according to a leaked audio recording of a Thursday visit with border officials provided to the Daily Caller News Foundation. Border officials are taking care of migrant families and children instead of patrolling in the field or working in their...
    A Border Patrol agent with the Tucson sector and another driver were killed in a head-on crash in southern Arizona on Saturday morning, authorities said.  The crash happened after midnight on Route 86 outside Wells, Arizona, the U.S. Border Patrol's Tucson Sector said in a statement posted to social media.  Both drivers were pronounced dead soon after the crash. The...
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent and another driver were killed Saturday in a head-on crash near southern Arizona, the Border Patrol said. Both drivers were pronounced dead shortly after the collision occurred about 12:20 a.m. on State Route 86 near Sells, a Border Patrol statement said. The statement said the driver was the only person in...
    "The victim of the crime, a local church pastor, was assaulted by a 24-year-old Westmorland man who attempted to take the victim's car. A scuffle ensued between agent Rosas, the private citizen, and the assailant. The aggressor was subdued and successfully removed from the pastor's vehicle," CBP noted. The agency's news release said that the man was detained pending the...
    An off-duty Border Patrol agent in downtown San Diego, California, stopped and apprehended a knife-wielding suspect who charged a bystander near a restaurant, according to the agency. At around 7:30 p.m., the agent, who was not identified by authorities, left an eatery with his girlfriend on July 19 and witnessed a man waving a blade while moving toward a group...
    There has been a 185% increase in migrant rescues in the Southern California wilderness, according to a U.S. Border Patrol agent. Hundreds of migrants have attempted to cross into the United States from Mexico in the Imperial Valley — about 100 miles outside San Diego — so far this year, according to border news website Border Report. DHS ENDS CONTRACTS...
    Border Patrol authorities in Sierra Blanca, Texas, discovered 74 migrants Monday, including two suspected smugglers, after inspecting a pair of trailers at an immigration checkpoint. Law enforcement found several migrants concealed inside a "large travel trailer" after a K-9 alerted them to the contents of the vehicle, officials announced Thursday. Moments later, Border Patrol advised the Texas Department of...
    A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent has pleading guilty to conspiracy to transport an undocumented migrant and admitted to accepting bribes.  Rodney Tolson Jr. admitted to accepting $400 per person while working with smugglers for two months in 2019.  It's unclear how much money Tolson received in total but it has been reported that Tolson helped in as many as six operations...
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    A U.S. Border Patrol agent sits in a vehicle along a border wall near the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) San Ysidro Port of Entry at the U.S./Mexico border on February 19, 2021, in San Diego, California. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has long been considered one of the most corrupt federal bodies in the nation, with a government commissioned...
    An US Border Patrol agent checks the area near the border fence in Columbus, New Mexico, on February 19, 2017, on the US/Mexico border. JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images A US Border Patrol agent has been arrested on accusations that he helped smuggle cocaine through a checkpoint near the US-Mexico border, officials said Monday.  Oberlin Cortez Pena Jr., 22, was taken...
    Border Patrol Agents in El Paso, Texas. Photo: PATRICK T. FALLON / AFP / Getty Images A photo on Twitter shows the dramatic moment when a Border Patrol (CBP) agent carries an injured Honduran immigrant near the US-Mexico border. The image was shared by Brian Hastings, head of that agency in the Rio Grande...
    DEL RIO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Out of control. That’s how border agent John Anfinsen describes the amount of illegal crossings in the Del Rio area. “On a weekly basis we are somewhere between 6,000 to 7,000 in a week,” he said. “Where in years past, 2,000 would be a lot.” There are so many people to process, agents are now being...
    A powerful picture posted to Twitter on Thursday shows a Border Patrol agent carrying an injured illegal immigrant to safety during an operation along the United States-Mexico border. The photo was posted by Brian Hastings, the chief Border Patrol agent for Texas' Rio Grande Valley neighborhood, which has been inundated in recent months with an influx of illegal immigrants. He...
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    Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has published a stunning image of a Border Patrol agent carrying an illegal immigrant to safety after the migrant was purportedly injured while being smuggled into the U.S. – one of the thousands of rescues agents have carried out this year. "#BP Special Operations Detachment carry a migrant out of the brush and to safety,"...
    More On: us border Trump en route to the US-Mexico border amid record migrant surges South Dakota governor sending National Guard to southern border Uprooted again: Venezuela migrants cross US border in droves Closed border, depleted work force hurts small businesses in Texas A heroic Border Patrol agent rescued a child migrant from drowning near the Texas border after...
    EDINBURG, Texas -- Video posted this week on Twitter shows a U.S. Border Patrol agent saving a child from drowning along the Texas-Mexico border.It happened Saturday at a pond near Mission, Texas.The agent jumped into that pond to rescue the boy from Guatemala who was struggling in the water.The agent tied a rope around his waist and saved the boy...
    A U.S. Customs and Border Protection helicopter surveillance camera captured the brave actions of a border agent who rescued a migrant boy from drowning.  Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector agents were doing an inspection of an area near Penitas, Texas, on Saturday after spotting footprints that led from the Rio Grande River into the United States.  They noticed a...
    The actions of a McAllen Station Border Patrol agent led to the rescue of a drowning juvenile migrant near the Texas-Mexico boundary. Officials said both the agent and the juvenile required medical attention after the rescue. Other Rio Grande Valley Sector agents also rescued migrants in distress over the same weekend. McAllen Station Border Patrol agents tracked the footprints of...
    Video has emerged of a Border Patrol agent saving a near-drowning migrant child in Texas.  The child had been struggling to stay above water while crossing a pond in the Rio Grande Valley on Saturday.  Footage obtained by Fox News shows the agent in the water pulling the child to safety.  TEXAS GOV. ABBOTT TO VISIT BORDER WITH TRUMP  Meanwhile, the Border Patrol...
    EDINBURG, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A child, injured woman and 26-year-old Mexican national were all rescued over the weekend as they tried to enter Texas illegally by Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector agents and their partners. On June 26, McAllen Border Patrol Station agents working near Penitas, Texas, followed footprints leading away from the river further into the United States....
    Yuma and San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two armed human smugglers in separate incidents. Both incidents took place at interior immigration checkpoints manned by Border Patrol agents. Yuma Sector agents assigned to the Blythe Station observed a BMW sedan approaching the Highway 78 immigration checkpoint located northwest of Palo Verde, California, on Wednesday evening, according to information obtained...
    An off-duty Border Patrol agent encountered a group of armed smugglers while he fished with his family in Laredo, Texas, on Tuesday. The unnamed law enforcement official was with relatives along the banks of a river near Lago del Rio when three individuals, who identified themselves as “Federales,” pointed firearms at him and his family before returning to Mexico, Customs...