immigration

DHS’ Mayorkas ‘Very Pleased’ with End of Trump-Era Border Program

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas says he is pleased the Supreme Court issued a ruling allowing the agency to discontinue the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” policy. Mayorkas says the Migrant Protection Protocols requiring migrants to remain in Mexico as their asylum claims are processed has “endemic flaws, and it has unjustifiable human costs.”

A group of at least 400 migrants is apprehended on Father's Day in Normandy, Texas. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

Exclusive: 1,700 Migrants Arrested in Texas Border Town in One Day

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended 1,772 migrants after they crossed the Rio Grande in a single day in Eagle Pass. The steady stream of migrants apprehended after crossing the river included one group numbering more than 500. On Thursday, the number of apprehensions exceeded any other single day total for the city according to the source.

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GRAPHIC: 4 Dead in 2nd Fatal Human Smuggling Crash in 24 Hours near Border in Texas

For the second time in less than 24 hours, migrants are dead following a crash as smugglers attempted to avoid arrest. Texas Department of Public Safety officials report that four migrants died and two others are in critical condition when a Jeep driven by a suspected human smuggler crashed into a tractor-trailer while fleeing from law enforcement. Officials report the driver is in critical condition (brain dead).

Four migrants died when a suspected human smuggler crashed into a tractor-trailer near Encinal, Texas, on June 30. (Texas Department of Public Safety)

EXCLUSIVE: Biden DHS Instructs Border Patrol Agents to Not Apprehend Migrants on Walls, in Rio Grande

A new Border Patrol enforcement policy has been disseminated to agents warning them not to enforce immigration laws or attempt to arrest migrants near waterways, walls, canals, or other barriers. According to a CBP source, the policy most likely foreshadows pending administrative disciplinary charges against members of the agency’s Horse Patrol Unit lodged during the Haitian migrant crisis in Del Rio.

Del Rio Sector riverine unit on Rio Grande. (File Photo: Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

Biden DHS Publishes Record-Setting Migrant Apprehension Report After Hours

Biden administration officials in Washington waited until 8:25 p.m. on Wednesday to release a record-setting migrant apprehension report which reveals that Border Patrol agents along the southwest border apprehended more than 222,000 in May — the largest single-month total dating back to the Clinton administration. The timing breaks with prior practice of disclosing border figures during business hours and, frequently, press conference calls about new data.

Eagle Pass Border Patrol agents and Texas National Guard soldiers detain a group of migrants who illegally crossed the border into Eagle Pass, Texas. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

EXCLUSIVE: May Migrant Apprehensions in Texas-Based Sectors Exceeds Waco’s Population

Border Patrol agents in the five Texas-based sectors apprehended nearly 138,000 migrants in May, according to a source within U.S. Customs and Border Protection. This is up by approximately 10,000 over the previous month. If the migrants apprehended in the Texas-based sectors were put into a brand new city, it would be the 25th largest city in Texas by population — greater than Waco.

Rio Grande Valley Sector agents apprehend a large migrant group in May. (U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector)

Female Migrant with Murder Conviction Found by Border Patrol in West Texas

A routine migrant smuggling case thwarted by the Border Patrol at a Laredo Sector Highway Checkpoint on Interstate 35 resulted in the arrest of Ingrid Morales-Rodriguez, a Mexican national over the past weekend. Agents discovered she had been convicted of accessory to commit 2nd degree murder in North Carolina in 2015. Rodriguez’ prior case involved two high-profile murders at the time.

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