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  • APNewsBreak: Border arrests plunge, deportation arrests soar

    12/05/2017 7:22:57 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    AP ^ | December 5,2017 | By ELLIOT SPAGAT
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The federal government, in the most complete statistical snapshot of immigration enforcement under President Donald Trump, says Border Patrol arrests plunged to a 45-year low while arrests by deportation officers soared. The Border Patrol made 310,531 arrests during the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, a decline of 25 percent from 415,816 a year earlier and the lowest level since 1971. Despite the significant decline, arrests increased every month since May — largely families and unaccompanied children. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, whose officers pick up people for deportation away from the border, made 143,470 arrests, an...
  • Border Patrol agent kills migrant who tried to steal partner’s gun

    11/30/2017 1:14:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 30, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    An illegal immigrant tried to wrestle a Border Patrol agent’s gun away then was shot and killed by the agent’s partner, the agency said Thursday. Tucson Sector Chief Patrol Agent Rodolfo Karisch said the two agents were tracking a group of illegal immigrant suspects in southern Arizona and when they moved in to make an arrest, one of the migrants attacked, grabbing one agent’s gun. The other agent then shot the migrant, who died of the wound.
  • AP source: Border patrol agent may have fallen

    11/22/2017 10:30:46 AM PST · by ColdOne · 40 replies
    ap ^ | 11/21/17 | CLAUDIA LAUER and DAVID WARREN
    DALLAS (AP) — A U.S. official with knowledge of the investigation into the death of a border patrol agent said Monday that the surviving agent who radioed in for help doesn’t remember what happened. The official, who was briefed on the investigation but is not authorized to speak publicly and spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Rogelio Martinez was found at the bottom of a 14-foot culvert and that investigators believe he may have fallen. The official said the incident happened after dark in an area is known for drug activity and where agents often look for drugs in...
  • Dumb Sensors, Deadly Consequences

    11/21/2017 11:32:40 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Nov 22, 2017 | Michelle Malkin
    The circumstances of U.S. Border Patrol agent Rogelio Martinez's death this week remain murkier than the Rio Grande River. Agent Martinez succumbed to critical head injuries early Sunday morning. An unnamed partner, who came to Martinez's aid after he radioed for help from a remote area of the Big Bend sector in Texas, also suffered serious wounds. Whether by deliberate ambush or accident, one of our border enforcers is dead and the other hospitalized. This much is clear: Dumb sensors + depleted forces = deadly border disorder. Agent Martinez had ventured out alone to check on a ground sensor to...
  • Border Patrol agent appeared to be ambushed by illegal immigrants, bashed with rocks before death

    11/21/2017 1:29:56 PM PST · by Blue House Sue · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/21/17 | Katherine Lam
    Illegal immigrants appeared to have “ambushed” two U.S. Border Patrol agents near the Texas border with Mexico and bashed their heads with blunt objects -- possibly rocks -- killing one agent and sending another to a hospital in serious condition Sunday, a National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) official told Fox News. Rogelio Martinez, 36, was killed and another agent, who has not been identified, was injured while they were patrolling the Big Bend Sector, leading authorities to scour West Texas for the attackers, officials said. Although few details about the incident have been released, Brandon Judd, the president of the...
  • Texas offers $20,000 reward in Border Patrol agent’s slaying

    11/20/2017 12:10:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 20, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced a $20,000 reward Monday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for killing one U.S. Border Patrol agent and seriously wounding another over the weekend. Agent Rogelio Martinez was patrolling in western Texas when he was struck in the head by an object, according to The Associated Press. His partner was also injured, and was taken to the hospital where he was in serious condition.
  • Illegal Aliens Killed Border Agent by Crushing in His Skull with Rocks, Says NBPC

    11/20/2017 6:55:56 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Nov. 19, 2017 | BRANDON DARBY & ILDEFONSO ORTIZ
    Exclusive details have emerged on the early morning attack against Border Patrol agents that left one agent dead and another hospitalized in serious condition on November, 19 2017.
  • Southern border agent killed, another injured while on patrol in Texas

    11/19/2017 3:25:57 PM PST · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 19, 2017 | Mike Emanuel - AP
    A U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed in the line of duty Sunday while patrolling the Big Bend Sector of Texas along the southern border with Mexico. Agent Rogelio Martinez, 36, died of injuries sustained while responding to “activity” near Interstate 10 in the Van Horn Station area, according to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Martinez and his partner, who was injured, were transported to a hospital. The partner, who was not identified, remains hospitalized in serious condition. Spokesman Carlos Diaz told The Associated Press the FBI has taken over the investigation.
  • ICE Arrests Illegal Alien Previously Convicted for Child Molestation

    11/05/2017 8:22:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 4, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    In a press release filed Friday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced that they apprehended an individual illegally entering the United States across the southern border who had previously been convicted in the States for sexually assaulting a minor. Border patrol agents at the Ajo station near Tuscon, Arizona apprehended the pervert sneaking into the country on Thursday. After running a background check, authorities discovered that 29 year-old Raul Cano-Garcia had been convicted in Fresno, California for having sex with a child under the age of 14. Cano-Garcia was sentenced to three years, but it is unclear if he ever actually served...
  • A 10-year-old immigrant was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance. She was detained on the way.

    10/27/2017 3:40:06 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 27 replies
    https://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | 10/27/2017 | by Marwa Eltagouri
    Rosa Maria Hernandez was already frightened when she sat in an ambulance Tuesday night, speeding toward a Texas hospital so that she could undergo emergency gall bladder surgery, according to her family’s attorney. The 10-year-old child was scared before the ambulance stopped at a Border Patrol checkpoint — before federal immigration officers detained her for living in the country illegally.
  • Obama and Holder haven't faced justice for Brian Terry's murder

    10/19/2017 7:28:49 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | October 18, 2017 | Jordan Schachtel
    Federal agents caught the last suspect in Terry’s murder this week. Earlier this week, federal agents from both the United States and Mexico apprehended another suspect in the murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Jesus Rosario Favela Astorga was arrested in Mexico Monday and charged with first-degree murder, the Department of Justice announced Tuesday. Astorga is believed to be the final suspect linked to the death of Terry. However, the past administration played a major role in facilitating his tragic demise. Without the dangerous “Fast and Furious” gun-running scheme initiated by Barack Obama’s Justice Department, Agent Terry may...
  • This Border Patrol Halloween Costume is Causing Outrage on the Internet

    09/26/2017 2:59:11 PM PDT · by Hadean · 38 replies
    People.com ^ | Sept. 26, 2017
    With Halloween fast approaching, costumes are quickly filling the racks. And one costume, in particular, is under fire. A U.S. “Border Patrol” get-up has generated outrage on social media in the wake of President Donald Trump’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), among other controversial comments he’s made regarding the border between the United States and Mexico. The costume from Spirit Halloween Superstores features a military green t-shirt that reads “Agent Wall” and “Border Patrol.” A”Border Patrol” hat can be purchased, in addition to a women’s version that reads: “Border Babe.” The company’s website pitches the...
  • Border Patrol discovers underground tunnel in San Diego after arresting 30 immigrants 

    08/27/2017 1:13:25 PM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Aug. 27, 2017 | Elizabeth Elizalde
    Border Patrol agents arrested 30 immigrants suspected of crossing a Southern California border Saturday through an underground tunnel, federal authorities said. Officers found a crude opening and a ladder inside the tunnel north from the Otay Mesa border entrance shortly after 1 a.m., U.S. Customs and Border Patrol said in a statement. Authorities took 23 Chinese citizens and seven Mexicans into custody for questioning.
  • 60 illegal immigrants locked in a frigid trailer rescued by Border Patrol

    08/19/2017 6:16:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 19, 2017
    Sixty illegal immigrants who were comingled within a tractor holding produce were rescued by Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol Agents on Saturday. Agents referred a tractor trailer driver to secondary inspection after a dog alerted officials to the people who were laying on and within pallets of broccoli. The trailer's doors were secured with a padlock and the subjects had no means of escape. The trailer's temperature was 49 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Iranian Military Agent Caught Trying to Enter U.S.

    07/15/2017 12:09:33 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 14 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 7/13/17 | Adam Kredo
    An Iranian citizen identified as a senior member of the country's Basij military force was caught trying to enter the United States posing as a cancer researcher, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation who told the Washington Free Beacon that the Trump administration should begin investigating how the individual was granted a U.S. visa in the first place. Seyed Mohsen Dehnavi, who has been identified as a member of Iran's highly vetted volunteer Basij force, was turned away from entering the United States at Boston's Logan Airport. Sources familiar with the situation said that Dehnavi is billing himself...
  • Reports: Border Patrol Agent Kidnapped, Tortured, Mutilated

    06/11/2017 7:22:22 PM PDT · by blueyon · 58 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | 6/11/17 | Office Blue
    War On Police Reports: Border Patrol Agent Kidnapped, Tortured, Mutilated By Officer Blue On June 11, 2017 34 Comments Reports say that there was a Border Patrol agent kidnapped. (Stock photo) Reports say that there was a Border Patrol agent kidnapped. (Stock photo) Border Patrol Agent Kidnapped And Tortured, According To Reports Doña Ana County, New Mexico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection confirmed that a Border Patrol agent was recovered after being badly injured. Reports coming in from various news outlets say that the agent was tortured and horrifically mutilated. On June 10, U.S. Customs and Border Protection released...
  • Trump Quietly Continues Obama's 'Catch and Release' at Broder

    06/01/2017 6:35:29 AM PDT · by Kevin C · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/31/2017 | BRANDON DARBY
    President Donald J. Trump is allowing former President Barack Obama’s “catch and release” of illegal immigrants to continue deep into his administration’s term with no end in sight to the controversial open borders protocol. Border Patrol agents are once again sounding the alarm and alerting the public about the separation between DC’s rhetoric and the realities on the U.S.-Mexico border — a practice that the agents hoped would become unnecessary under the Trump Administration. Though Trump’s interior enforcement of U.S. immigration laws has resulted in far fewer illegal crossings at the border, agents say that low numbers will not be...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Cartel Smugglers, Migrants Growing More Violent Against Border Patrol Agents

    05/24/2017 1:57:24 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/24/2017 | Brandon Darby
    TUCSON, Arizona — Sinaloa Cartel-linked smugglers and migrants are growing more violent against U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Tucson sector as penalties for their crimes stiffen. Realizing that being caught now means almost certain prosecution and incarceration, the smugglers and migrants are increasingly becoming violent with Border Patrol agents in remote border regions in efforts to escape and evade justice.
  • Border Patrol agents encounter a pickup truck smuggling illegal aliens

    05/14/2017 6:49:37 AM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Tucson Sector, Border Patrol Public Affairs Office
    WILLCOX – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Willcox Station apprehended a male United States citizen for attempting to smuggle 10 Mexican nationals. Thursday afternoon an agent spotted two suspicious vehicles driving east on Apache Pass Road near Bowie. The agent followed one of the vehicles, a Chevy Silverado, to the parking lot of a convenience store. The agent consensually walked up to the vehicle and talked to the front passenger while the driver was in front of the truck. During the conversation, the agent determined the passenger was illegally present in the United States. The agent also observed four...
  • Pursuit leads to discovery of 2,000 lbs. of marijuana worth over $1M near Tucson (Illegals)

    05/07/2017 7:58:14 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 20 replies
    TUCSON, Ariz. - Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector made an immigration stop on a suspicious vehicle near Elgin, which led to a pursuit and the discovery of over 2,000 pounds of marijuana worth over $1 million. As the agents attempted to stop the pickup truck on Lower Elgin Road, northeast of State Route 83, officials say the suspect vehicle sped up.