Tag: border patrol

Border Patrol Rescue Four Lost Undocumented Immigrants

Immigrants continue risking their lives as they cross rugged ranchlands in south Texas. Often times they end up being rescued by a Borstar team. The latest incident occurred yesterday in the area of Falfurrias, when U.S. border patrol agents saved the lives of four people who were lost, the group was rescued after they called 9-1-1. Borstar agents located the individuals and provided medical care. This here is a picture sent to us by the RGV sector’s border patrol. Among those rescued was a 27 year old woman. Agents say she collapsed and was resuscitated on the scene. She was later transported to a local hospital. Three other immigrants suffered from dehydration and were provided with water. The group told agents they had been lost in the brush for four days with no food and no...

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DEA Raids Alleged Drug Dealer’s House in Weslaco

Weslaco (KFXV) — Sources tell Fox 2 that the resident living in the raided property is Omar Fidencio Rojas, who is facing drug trafficking charges along with 11 others in a federal indictment. It was around noon that D.E.A. agents with the assistance of border patrol, Weslaco police and Palmview K-9s raided this residence on the 15 hundred block of tower street in Weslaco. During the raid, agents seized several computers and towed a ford f-250 pickup truck. While border patrol confirmed in an email the arrest of a man and a woman presumed to be undocumented immigrants at...

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Immigrants Found In Edinburg Stash House

Border Patrol was called out to the scene, upon arrival they found more than 30 people inside the home including several children. FOX 2 NEWS got an exclusive look inside and realized the immigrants lived in deplorable condition. One by one 35 illegal immigrants were removed from this home located near Vista del Cielo Road in Edinburg. Women, men and even children were found living in deplorable conditions for days, maybe weeks. They are believed to be from Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras. The story does not end here FOX 2 NEWS cameras was able to get an exclusive look inside the home where these people were being kept. We had a difficult time walking through the trash left behind by the group of immigrants. The walls were caving in and we noticed a strong smell coming from one of the rooms, we found human feces on the floor. According to authorities, this room was used a restroom by the multiple people staying in this residence. Mold was beginning to take over the ceiling and floors; the extreme heat was not helping. The place was not only inhospitable, it was unsafe. The group was loaded onto vans and transported to the McAllen border patrol station for processing and deportation. Another American dream shattered between these four walls Border patrol tells FOX 2 NEWS, no human smugglers were arrested but a...

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Illegal Immigrant Apprehensions on the Rise

Illegal immigration continues to be an problem in our area, the question is, what is border patrol doing to minimize the number of border crossers? In 2013 Texas had the largest number of illegal immigrant apprehensions along the U.S. southwest border with over 235,000 arrests; even with the additional manpower along our region we continue to see a rise in detentions in our communities. This afternoon, U.S. Border patrol agents conducting surveillance near mission, arrested several individuals, believed to be in the country illegally. U.S. Border patrol spokesperson, Daniel Tirado tells FOX 2 NEWS, the agency is working tirelessly to secure out borders. The U.S. Border patrol encourages valley residents to report illegal activity in their area by calling (956)...

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USCBP Introduces New Sector Chief

Even though Chief Kevin Oaks has border security as the main priority, he also intends to use his links to Washington to help communicate the necessities of this region Border patrol of the Rio Grande Valley sector has a new leader. Kevin Oaks took the reins Monday, overseeing close to 3,000 agents covering a stretch of 34 counties in Southeast Texas. The chief brings 28 years of experience working for the agency in Arizona, Texas, New York and most recently as chief of operations in Washington. Oaks recognizes his role is an important one for the valley calling it...

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