Tag Archives: Border Patrol
By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune The number of people apprehended by or surrendering to immigration officials on the U.S.-Mexico border hit its lowest monthly total in more than a year last month, according to statistics released Thursday by the Department … Continue reading
By Carlos Morales Across the 500-mile stretch of Custom and Border Protection’s Big Bend Sector, 9,637 migrants — families, single adults and children — were either apprehended by or surrendered to immigration officials in the budget year that ended Sept. … Continue reading
By Carlos Morales A Border Patrol agent stationed in the Big Bend Sector of West Texas shot and injured a 22-year-old Guatemalan man late Tuesday night after federal immigration officials say the agent was “attacked.” In a press release, Border … Continue reading
By Riane Roldan, Texas Tribune The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General released a report Tuesday detailing severe overcrowding and escalating tensions between detainees and Border Patrol agents at five facilities in the Rio Grande Valley. The report … Continue reading
By Mallory Falk, Joey Palacios, Bri Kirkham About a dozen members of the Hispanic Congressional Caucus toured three migrant detention facilities near El Paso on Monday as part of an investigation.
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
By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday said it will begin returning more migrants to Mexico after they apply for asylum in the U.S. and ordered Customs and Border Protection officials to speed up the redeployment … Continue reading
On a dark, moonless night, a week before Thanksgiving last year, 36-year-old Border Patrol agent Rogelio Martinez and his partner Stephen Garland were on duty along a rural stretch of highway in West Texas. The two, according to the Federal … Continue reading
The El Paso “wall” — a steel bollard fence — is a reminder that the White House is doing what it can to make good on one of President Trump’s signature campaign promises.
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