Tag Archives: Border Patrol
As Texans in the Rio Grande Valley prepare for Hurricane Harvey, the U.S. Border Patrol said its checkpoints north of the border will remain open, via Texas Tribune.
Drug smugglers and people who’ve entered the country illegally regularly travel North from Mexico through the desert of Presidio County. In the last year, that same desert has been the site of a massive construction project: The Trans-Pecos Pipeline, which … Continue reading
Trying to get beyond the rhetoric on border security or immigration at the state or federal level is often a fool’s errand. Here are eight secrets in those often shadowy arenas. Illegal immigration and border security were top issues in 2016, … Continue reading
A high speed police chase Tuesday evening on Ranch Road 2810 in Presidio County ended with a Texas man under arrest for trying to smuggle 1,101 pounds of marijuana. The Presidio County Sheriff’s Office said the chase happened around 7:15 PM a few miles … Continue reading
The Alpine, TX-based Border Patrol agent who was arrested in early June on felony sexual assault charges was arrested again last week and is now facing more charges, according to Brewster County authorities. Agent Jesus Salgado Nanez was originally arrested June … Continue reading
This story has been updated to reflect that the assaults allegedly took place in March and December of 2015, not only in March, as indicated previously. It has also been updated to include new information from Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson. … Continue reading
Despite U.S. efforts to staunch the flow, numbers are approaching the crisis of two years ago. U.S. Border Patrol agents say it’s diverting resources away from catching drug and human traffickers.
Border Patrol agents made a 1,146 lb. marijuana bust at the Border Patrol’s checkpoint south of Alpine on Highway 118 on Monday. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said the bust happened around 5 PM Monday. According to CBP, a man … Continue reading
This story has been updated after a Tuesday (April 12) meeting of the National Border Patrol Council’s El Paso chapter, Local 1929. A group of dissenting Border Patrol agents in El Paso, Texas – across the border from Juárez, Mexico – … Continue reading
The United States Supreme Court is scheduled to decide Friday whether it will hear a case about a Border Patrol shooting in which an agent killed a teenaged boy who was standing in Mexico. The high court will decide whether … Continue reading