Border Patrol News

The U.S. Border Patrol is the federal police agency tasked with securing the nation's borders by detecting and preventing illegal aliens and terrorists from entering the U.S., and preventing the illegal trafficking of people and narcotics.

The U.S. Border Patrol stands at the front line of national defense
December 17, 2019

A Breitbart video shows men working for Los Zetas, a large Mexican drug cartel, patrolling the streets of the Texas border town of Rio Bravo. The conclusion that the U.S. Border Patrol stands at the front line of national defense is reasonably drawn from this episode.

Border Patrol in Nogales discovers 124th cross-border tunnel since 1990
December 6, 2019

The Tucson Sector of the U.S. Border Patrol has discovered its 124th cross-border tunnel, starting from 1990. It was discovered beneath the streets of Nogales, Arizona. Judging from its construction, it was probably dug by drug traffickers.

Smuggler faces life sentence after illegal drowns in Rio Grande in Laredo
December 5, 2019

A smuggler from Guatemala faces a life sentence after an illegal immigrant drowned in the Rio Grande in Laredo, Texas. The incident came to the attention of U.S. Border Patrol when they interviewed eye-witnesses who stated that the smuggler saw the man drowning and refused to help.

Cross-border cooperation against human and narcotics smugglers near Nogales
December 4, 2019

Operating out of Nogales, Arizona, the Tucson Sector of the U.S. Border Patrol participated in a four-day cross-border operation to disrupt and dismantle a group of Mexican human and narcotics smugglers operating on both sides of the border.

San Diego Border Patrol rescues 20 from drainage pipe during unusually heavy rains
November 30, 2019

With help from San Diego Fire & Rescue, San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents rescued 20 people from a drainage pipe during unusually heavy rains. All were illegal aliens, 19 of them were from Mexico, and all 20 will be processed for entering the United States illegally.

Apprehensions of known gang members by the U.S. Border Patrol
October 5, 2019

Total apprehensions of known gang members by the U.S. Border Patrol have been following the pattern of illegal immigration at the southwest border. Approximately one of every thousand illegal aliens caught at the southwest border is recognized as a gang member.

Counter-drone technology to be deployed to southern border against Mexican cartels
September 29, 2019

U.S. Customs and Border Protection will deploy counter-drone technology to defend the southern border against drones used by Mexican cartels and human smugglers. These drones can be used for reconnaissance or to transport narcotics across the border.

Truck-based autonomous Border Patrol drones are under development
August 31, 2019

Autonomous drones are being developed for the Department of Homeland Security that would be used by the Border Patrol as a "force multiplier", operating from, tracking and returning to moving ground vehicles.

CBP Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan: Congress encourages child trafficking by failing to act
August 3, 2019

In testimony before a Senate committee, Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan explained how Congressional refusal to fix immigration legislation is encouraging the trafficking of Mexican children to the United States.

CBP Chief Mark Morgan defends his agency from accusations of mistreatment of detainees
August 2, 2019

On July 30, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, describing how his agency has been overwhelmed by the immigration crisis.