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Texas Border Mayor Declares Disaster, Closes Entry to International Bridge Above Migrant Camp

The mayor of the border city of Del Rio, Texas, declared a state of disaster on Friday as migrants continue to pour across from Mexico. Calling the situation “dire,” the mayor shut down the toll booths on the Del Rio International Bridge and closed it to traffic as a security measure. “Dire circumstances require dire…

‘Nobody is Being Tested for Anything,’ Says Texas Sheriff at Migrant Bridge Camp

Val Verde County Sheriff Joe Frank Martinez says the Biden administration is not testing any of the nearly 10,000 migrants being held in a makeshift border camp for COVID or anything else. He said they are alone at the border dealing with a national issue. “Nobody is being tested for anything,” Sheriff Martinez told reporters…

WATCH: 27 Migrants Rescued from Locked Railcars near Border in Texas

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents rescued a group of migrants locked inside a railcar in Eagle Pass, Texas. Border Patrol officials in the Del Rio and Laredo Sectors report increases in the use of trains to smuggle migrants. Union Pacific Railroad Police summoned Border Patrol agents to a freight yard in Eagle Pass, Texas,…

EXCLUSIVE: 2K Hatian, Venezuelan Migrants Cross Border into West Texas this Week

More than 2,000 mostly Haitian and Venezuelan migrants crossed the Rio Grande at Del Rio, Texas, during the past week. Several hundred migrants remain at the river’s edge awaiting transport and processing due to logistical problems plaguing the Border Patrol. The flow of more than 2,000 such migrants in a week is such that the…

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: West Texas Non-Profit Ignores Governor’s Order Barring Ground Transport of Migrants

A Texas non-profit migrant shelter in Del Rio ignored Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order prohibiting the ground transportation of migrants released by Customs and Border Protection officers. Shelter staff and volunteers could be seen on Sunday hastily assisting a large group of mostly Haitian migrants into awaiting vans. Once loaded, a convoy of vans left…

DeSantis: 70 Percent of Migrants Apprehended in Del Rio, Texas, Headed to Florida

Photo: Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas Florida Governor Ron DeSantis expressed surprise at reports from the border in Del Rio, Texas, saying that 70 percent of apprehended migrants are headed to his state. The Florida governor’s comments came following a border briefing with Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Saturday. Governor DeSantis told reporters that 70 percent of…

9-Yr-Old Migrant Girl Drowns While Crossing Border into Texas

A nine-year-old migrant girl from Guatemala drowned while attempting to cross the Rio Grande with her mother and three-year-old sibling. Agents revived the mother and smaller child. Del Rio Sector Marine Unit agents came upon a small island in the middle of the Rio Grande near Eagle Pass, Texas, on March 20. The agents found…

Human Smuggler Captured After Allegedly Shooting at Border Patrol Agents

A suspected human smuggler is in federal custody after he allegedly shot at Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents during a traffic stop. None were injured during the shooting. Brackettville Station Border Patrol agents attempted to stop a vehicle on Ranch Road 334 near the town of Brackettville, Texas, on the afternoon of January 3,…

Texas, Border Patrol Team Up to Stop 12 Human Smuggling Attempts in 2 Days

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents teamed up with state and local law enforcement officers in Texas to stop 12 human smuggling attempts during a two-day period. The effort led to the arrest of 14 smugglers and the apprehension of 48 migrants. Del Rio Sector agents joined forces on August 14 and 15 with Texas…

Migrant Rescues Continue as Smugglers Leave Them to Die near Border

Border Patrol agents along the southwest border with Mexico continue to rescue migrants left behind to die by cartel-connected human smugglers. Despite much lower illegal border crossings this year, the rescue of migrants has already exceeded last year’s total, officials state. El Centro Sector Border Patrol communications officials received a 911 call on the morning…

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