Tag: border patrol

13-year-old Rescued after 15 hour of search

Falfurrias (KFXV) — After 15 hours of searching, U.S. border patrol agents located a mission 13-year-old Honduran girl lost in the brush near Falfurrias. The agency reported this afternoon that their officers stopped a group of undocumented immigrants, and were informed by a teenager his sister had been separated from the group while they were smuggled through Brooks County. An Air and Marine Operations helicopter assisted agents in the extensive search, finally rescuing the 13-year-old, and reuniting her with her...

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BP Agents Net 5 After Pursuit Near Premont; Discover Abandoned Marijuana

BROWNSVILLE (KFXV) — Late last night, border patrol agents stopped a group of undocumented immigrants and made a separate lucky discovery when tracking a group near Brownsville. According to Border Patrol, when searching for a group of undocumented people, agents found six bundles of marijuana totalling more than 300 pounds, abandoned near the border wall. No arrests were made. In a separate incident, agents arrested five men who attempted to flee during a traffic stop in Premont, Texas. The vehicle carrying the immigrants drove through a ranch fence before coming to a stop. Agents there were able to arrest...

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BP Agents Arrest Wanted Men at Checkpoint

FALFURRIAS (KFXV) — Agents at the Falfurrias checkpoint were able to arrest two men as they attempted to cross the checkpoint. Both have previous criminal histories. border patrol is reporting that a registered sex offender tried crossing an undocumented person. When running his information, agents discovered the man had a criminal history out of Minnesota and Harlingen, and had an outstanding warrant on drug charges. border patrol agents found a second man — and Mexican citizen — hiding inside an air dam of a tractor-trailer. The man had an active warrant out of Illinois for negligent manslaughter. Both were...

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Despite down immigration numbers, Border Patrol has been busy Rescuing undocumented immigrants

RGV (KFXV) — So far this year, border patrol agents have rescued nearly one-thousand undocumented immigrants. FOX NEWS has the latest numbers, as well as what the agency is doing to keep up with the rescues. Despite immigration numbers going down, border patrol agents have been busy rescuing an average 91 persons per month. As immigrants continue their journeys into the U.S., many of them are abandoned by human smugglers who leave them to their fate. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley sector have rescued 821 people, so far this year, but not all of them make...

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Darling Reverses Stance for Border Wall

Mcallen Mayor Jim Darling has reversed his stance on calls for building a border wall. In a letter to the Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, Darling says that its support for the structure came from the mistaken belief, FEMA would release portions of property to owners. He says although he has been generally been in favor of building a wall, he is in favor of the security methods put forth by border patrol that include virtual...

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