Tag Archives: Big Bend Sector

Migrant Protection Protocols Quietly Expands To Big Bend Sector

By Carlos Morales A controversial Trump administration policy requiring some asylum seekers to wait in Mexico as their cases progress through U.S. immigration courts has now expanded to the Big Bend Sector — a remote but sprawling 500-mile stretch of … Continue reading

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In The Vast Big Bend, There’s An Increase In Migrants Crossing The Border. Here’s Why.

By Carlos Morales It’s approaching midday, and Border Patrol agent Derek Boyle is driving along the snaking Rio Grande. On either side of the river: The seemingly-endless Chihuahuan desert. No houses. No buildings.  “And so when you’re talking about vast … Continue reading

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The U.S. Border Patrol Names A New Chief Agent To Its Lead Efforts In The Big Bend

By Mitch Borden U.S. Border Patrol agents monitor more than 500 miles of the southwest border that make up the agency’s Big Bend sector. But, since February the region’s agents have had to operate without permanent leadership. At least until … Continue reading

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In Big Bend Sector, National Guard Troops Arrive for Training, Assignments

As part of President Trump’s call to curb illegal immigration, earlier this month he asked border states to send National Guard troops to the U.S./Mexico border. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott pledged to eventually send 1,400 troops. In West Texas’s Big … Continue reading

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Border Patrol Agent Dies While on Patrol in Van Horn

A U.S. Border Patrol Agent has died and another remains hospitalized after sustaining multiple injuries while on patrol in the Van Horn area this weekend.

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