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    Del Rio Sector Border Patrol officials report an increasing number of unaccompanied migrant children being trafficked across the Texas-Mexico border. The sector is already overwhelmed with record-level large migrant group crossings. Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens tweeted a photo of a large migrant group crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico. In the photo, migrant children are seen crossing the river where dozens of people have drowned in recent weeks. The chief reported his agents took nearly 70 unaccompanied alien children (UAC) into custody over the past weekend. This included many tender-age children. The Del Rio Sector is still encountering many unaccompanied children. This past weekend, agents encountered 69 of them, many of whom were tender age. With high water levels & temperatures in the triple digits, crossing illegally is extremely dangerous, especially for children. pic.twitter.com/JujO1wqoL8 — Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens (@USBPChiefDRT) June 14, 2022 “With high water levels & temperatures in the triple digits, crossing illegally is extremely dangerous, especially for children,” Chief Owens stated. A report from the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS)...
    Hundreds of migrants continue crossing the border into an overwhelmed Texas border sector near Eagle Pass, Texas. At one crossing, only two Border Patrol agents were on hand to process more than 100 migrants. A group of well over 100 migrants streamed across the Rio Grande from Mexico into Texas. A Fox News crew captured the video of the migrants walking up to a gate in the Texas border fencing. BREAKING: Another massive single group of 100+ are crossing illegally into Eagle Pass, TX right now. There are only 2 overwhelmed Border Patrol agents here at the moment with TX National Guard. I asked group where they’re from? Cuba, Venezuela, & Colombia. @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/qw3PmWPdIM — Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) May 12, 2022 Fox News’ Bill Melugin reported there were only two Border Patrol agents on had when the group crossed. Texas National Guard soldiers deployed under Operation Lone Star stood by to assist. Melugin said the group identified themselves as citizens of Colombia, Cuba, and Venezuela. There are still more coming. These massive groups are a huge drain on Border Patrol...
    The apprehension of migrants illegally crossing the border in the Del Rio Sector continues at a record-setting pace, according to Border Patrol officials. The tactic of crossing large groups strains resources and manpower in one of the nation’s busiest sectors. Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens tweeted a photo of Border Patrol agents near Eagle Pass, Texas, processing a large group of nearly 200 migrants. Border Patrol classifies a “large group” as 100 or more migrants apprehended in a single event. Del Rio Sector continues to see record numbers of large groups and illegal entries. A group of 187 subjects illegally crossed near Eagle Pass. This puts an enormous strain on manpower & resources that are already fully-engaged w/ record apprehensions. https://t.co/cpzYgF7t2z pic.twitter.com/MgkwZPlWOH — Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens (@USBPChiefDRT) March 28, 2022 “A group of 187 subjects illegally crossed near Eagle Pass,” Chief Owens tweeted. “This puts an enormous strain on manpower & resources that are already fully-engaged w/ record apprehensions.” Over the past weekend, Del Rio Sector agents arrested more than 2,500 migrants. These...
    VAN HORN, Texas — Texas state troopers deployed to the border in remote West Texas to serve as backup to the overstretched Border Patrol are overwhelmed responding to the increasing number of illegal migrants who try to outrun them. The Texas Department of Public Safety has rerouted more than 1,000 officers from their normal duties to the border since March, when the number of people illegally crossing from Mexico into the United States began to spike across the state. West Texas, normally the quietest place along the state’s 1,250-mile shared border with Mexico, is being inundated with groups of people crossing, all of whom are trying to evade capture, law enforcement told the Washington Examiner. Unlike the hundreds of thousands of families who crossed in the Rio Grande Valley this past year with the goal of surrendering to agents and being released into the country, the men coming over in West Texas are trying not to get caught . They wear camouflage and sometimes attach pieces of carpet to the bottom of their shoes to avoid leaving behind tracks. “I've...
    Texas ranchers are calling for help as the crisis at the U.S. southern border continues to affect American citizens. Laura Allen, a rancher in Val Verde County, told Fox News’ Lawrence Jones that 23 illegal immigrants trespassed on her property in one night.  As part of Governor Greg Abbott’s "Operation Lone Star," the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has been able to aid in combatting the surge of illegal immigration as Border Patrol remains overwhelmed with the surge of migrants, particularly in Del Rio. "We actually intervened and had them taken from Border Patrol, handed over to DPS for prosecution," Allen said of the migrants that entered her property. "They're being processed for criminal trespassing." Video"DPS has stepped in and been able to do something out in the areas that Border Patrol is not able to get to." Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas visited Del Rio, Texas, Monday as thousands of migrants were seen under the International Bridge. Mayorkas issued a stern warning to people traveling into the United States illegally. "The border is not open and...
    Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas is traveling to Del Rio, Texas, on Monday for a briefing on how the Biden administration is responding to a migrant surge in the area. According to the Department of Homeland Security, Mayorkas will meet with "state and local partners" to address the situation, in which thousands of predominantly Haitian migrants are flooding the border. Many have set up a de facto camp under a bridge to shelter from the 100-degree heat as their numbers swell and they wait to be processed by Border Patrol. TEXAS REP. PFLUGER VISITS DEL RIO MIGRANT CAMP AS NUMBERS SPIKE, WARNS ‘WORST IS YET TO COME’ "We certainly are experiencing a challenging situation, but we are surging resources and we have a multipronged approach to this," Mayorkas told CNN on Sunday. He said that so far the administration had added 600 agents as part of a surge in the region and was working with with American Red Cross and World Central Kitchen to bring supplies and food to people. Mayorkas discouraged more people from rushing to the border...
    DEL RIO, Texas — The flow of mostly Haitian migrants continued unabated into a makeshift camp on the banks of the Rio Grande at Del Rio, Texas. Breitbart Texas captured video of the non-stop flow of migrants across the Rio Grande between Acuna, Coahuila, Mexico, and the camp in Texas. The camp is currently populated by more than 14,000 migrants living outdoors in the encampment. Federal officials moved nearly 2,000 migrants from the crudely constructed camp to Border Patrol detention facilities on Friday. The move resulted in no impact on the population levels due to the continuous flow into the camp. The migrants erected rudimentary shelters out of cardboard, cane, and brush. A lucky few have camping tents set up to shield them from the hot Texas sun. Hundreds of migrants stream across the Rio Grande near Del Rio. Many carried supplies from Mexico as the camp’s population grew to nearly 15,000. (Photo: Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas) According to a source within CBP, the migrants have not been entered into a system of record and therefore population counts are unofficial. The...
    Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott reversed course on shutting down six ports of entry with Mexico on Thursday, saying the Biden administration "flip-flopped" on the strategy and has abandoned border security.  "Six hours after U.S. Customs and Border Protection requested help from Texas to close ports of entry and secure the border, the Biden Administration has now flip-flopped to a different strategy that abandons border security and instead makes it easier for people to cross illegally and for cartels to exploit the border," Abbott’s office said in a statement. "The Biden Administration is in complete disarray and is handling the border crisis as badly as the evacuation from Afghanistan." Abbott had said earlier on Thursday that he was acting on a federal government request and instructed the Department of Public Safety and the Texas National Guard to shut down six points of entry on the southern border to "stop these caravans from overrunning our state." HANNITY QUESTIONS WHETHER FAA GROUNDED DRONES AT SOUTHERN BORDER TO 'COVER UP FOR BIDEN'S FAILURES' "The border crisis is so dire that the U.S. Customs...
    Fox News drone footage over the International Bridge in Del Rio Texas shows thousands of migrants being kept there as they wait to be apprehended after crossing illegally into the United States — as local facilities are overwhelmed and the crisis at the border continues. Border Patrol and law enforcement sources told Fox News that over 4,200 migrants are waiting to be apprehended under the bridge after crossing into the United States. MIGRANT ENCOUNTERS OVER 200,000 AGAIN IN AUGUST, AS BORDER SURGE CONTINUES  The new footage shows how the migrant crisis that has rocked border states, with a knock-on effect in states across the country, appears to be far from over. Click here to see the footage. Sources told Fox that the situation there is getting worse every day and the numbers are growing by the hour.  A DHS source told Fox News that there were 208,887 encounters in August. While it marks the first decrease in migrant encounters seen under the Biden administration, during which migrant encounters have been sharply rising for months, it is only a 2% drop...
                      by Kaylee Greenlee  MCALLEN, Texas — Customs and Border Protection agents are so overwhelmed with the number of migrants arriving at the southern border they’re having a hard time verifying whether some illegal migrants are minors or adults, agents told the Daily Caller News Foundation on Tuesday. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials are supposed to conduct extensive interviews with migrants they suspect of lying about their age, a senior agent told the DCNF. The agents spoke to the DCNF on the condition of anonymity since they were not authorized to speak on the matter. “In the past, our intelligence would interview these subjects until eventually getting them to admit they had falsely claimed to be minors. But now with the sheer volume of people coming in and people that we have to process and move, that part of the equation is just a hindrance and would create a bottleneck,” the senior CBP agent told the DCNF. “In other words, our processing machine has now switched gears to quantity over quality. Sad.”...
    Customs and Border Protection agents are so overwhelmed with the number of migrants arriving at the southern border they’re having a hard time verifying whether some illegal migrants are minors or adults, agents told the Daily Caller News Foundation on Tuesday. “I don’t know what else there is to say about it. It happens all the time. They are being coached and playing the system,” a senior CBP agent told the DCNF. In previous years, federal officials conducted intense interviews to determine whether a migrant was lying about their age, but it’s unclear whether officials are able to keep up with them as an increasing number of migrants arrive at the southern border.  MCALLEN, Texas — Customs and Border Protection agents are so overwhelmed with the number of migrants arriving at the southern border they’re having a hard time verifying whether some illegal migrants are minors or adults, agents told the Daily Caller News Foundation on Tuesday. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials are supposed to conduct extensive interviews with migrants they suspect of lying about their age,...
    Border Patrol is "overwhelmed," and the immigration crisis is going to get "much, much worse" at the southern border, Gov. Kristi Noem told Fox News in an exclusive video. "Everyone down here is clear that this is just the beginning," the South Dakota Republican said, fresh from a visit with the 50 National Guardsmen she deployed at the request of Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott. "They're anticipating that it's going to get much, much worse." "And frankly, Border Patrol was pretty candid today in how overwhelmed they are and that they don't know what they would do if our National Guard wasn't here," Noem continued. She also said that most drugs in her state are entering through the southern border. A few miles to the west of the checkpoint Noem visited, Penitas Police Officer Oscar Barron patrols a three-mile section of the wall that has a large gap within sight of the Rio Grande. "Any kind of help is welcome out here in this area," Barron told Fox News. "It’s a well-known hot area. It’s one of the most highly trafficked...
    MISSION, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and three sheriffs from different counties near the southern border today expressed their frustration at the current illegal immigration situation during a news conference from Mission, Texas. “Imagine that your property is trespassed every day by people from another country. Where you can’t go to your barn at night. You can’t have your kids go home from school early for fear they will encounter someone they don’t know,” said Jackson County Sheriff A.J. Louderback. “Put your wife and your children in those positions, day-after-day under these policies and you’ll understand the frustration that Texas Sheriffs and Texas law enforcement is experiencing right now.” READ MORE: CDC: Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines Reduce COVID-19 Hospitalization Risk By 94% For Older Adults The attorney general echoed Sheriff Louderback’s position on the issue, and said the situation at the border has far reaching consequences for the rest of the country. “It’s not just a border problem or a Texas problem. It’s an America problem” said Lavaca County Sheriff Micah Harmon. Lavaca County is 279 miles inland from...
    The Biden administration is spending $3 million dollars a day to house migrants at a detention center in Dilley, Texas, where the number of people from Russia and the Middle East crossing the border from Mexico is growing at an alarming rate, DailyMail.com has learned.   Even more alarming, officials are being  forced to 'catch and release' undocumented immigrants without properly vetting them, according to an official at the facility. The South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley is currently housing about 1,500 migrants at a cost of approximately $2,000 per person per day. The facility, the largest immigration detention in the US, can hold a maximum of 2,400 detainees and was originally intended to house mainly women and children seeking asylum.    Russian and Middle Eastern migrants are becoming more and more frequent, joining the caravan from Mexico to cross into the United States along with Mexicans and Americans. But due to the surgeof migrants at the border, officials say it has now become an 'intake and release center for illegal immigrant families' including men, who are being welcomed into the country...
    Harlingen, Texas Mayor Chris Boswell told "America Reports" Wednesday that the surge of migrants at the U.S-Mexico border is "overwhelming" local communities. CHRIS BOSWELL: What we've been told is that ... the systems that are currently in place are going to be overwhelmed. The shelters that operate here day in and day out, year in, year out are full, and we also are seeing and being told by the Border Patrol that they're going to be releasing as many as 400 families into our communities, perhaps each day ... so we have been making preparations to help the local charities, the shelters that are assisting with this crisis, to provide a shelter or additional space in our community center. … In 2014, I think everyone considered this ... a humanitarian crisis ... everybody used that phrase, but whether you call it a crisis, you call it a challenge, it's certainly something that is impacting local communities who have to fill the gap ... because the federal agencies are overwhelmed. … We certainly expected or hoped ... that there would be some there would...
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement could reportedly release migrants farther north as southern border shelters near the Rio Grande Valley get overwhelmed. ICE is taking the reins on migrant releases from Customs and Border Protection agents in a move that is likely to increase costs of transportation and see detainees move to facilities such as those in the San Antonio area. Federal law enforcement officials cited in the report said that if ICE lacks the resources needed to house the influx of people, migrants could be moved to San Antonio, which is roughly 144 miles away from the border in south-central Texas. The move, which is not, by itself, intended to reduce crowding in facilities, may serve to alleviate the strain on border holding centers. ICE will take control of transport when CBP runs out of housing space. The report follows a spike in border crossings in recent weeks. Last week, CBP agents detained a total of 1,500 migrant children, and an additional 300 were apprehended on Sunday, according to government statistics. Facilities that house children, which have approximately...
    New COVID-19 cases in Texas are down by 40% over the last month, and those in Florida are following suit. That sounds like a good thing. It should be a good thing. Except that the number of tests delivered in Florida on Thursday was less than 50% of the testing rate when cases were at their peak. The same was true of Texas … until it reported a record day of testing on Thursday that actually appears to include a backlog of tests missing from previous days. Also on Thursday, Texas reported over 300 deaths. Since April, it’s been clear that Florida has been covering up data, and the data scientist behind the Florida COVID-19 dashboard had been vocal that this is still going on. However, it’s Texas that’s become the heart of the blaze as cases, and hospitalizations, and deaths add up. And the cities along Texas’ border with Mexico now have the highest per capita rate of new cases in the nation. The reason for that isn’t just poor testing, it’s poor health care. As The New York Times reports, it’s not just a matter...
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