Human Smuggling

WATCH: Migrants Rescued After Being Stuck on New Border Wall

San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents joined local first responders to rescue two migrants who became trapped while climbing a new section of border wall. A third sustained an injury after falling. 0…

48 Migrants Found in Crowded New Mexico Stash House near Border

El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents teamed up with ICE agents and officers to disrupt a human smuggling operation in New Mexico. The effort resulted in the arrest of two human smugglers and 57 migrants from six countries. 0…

GRAPHIC: Female Migrant Found Dead on Texas Ranch — 80 Miles from Border

A Brooks County, Texas, sheriff’s deputy recovered the recently deceased body of a young migrant woman who died after being abandoned by smugglers. The death occurred on a ranch located south of the Falfurrias Border Patrol Checkpoint about 80 miles from the Texas-Mexico border. 0…

15 Migrants Arrested at Sea After 6-Hour Search off California Coast

A six-hour nighttime maritime search operation led to the apprehension of 15 migrants on a boat off the coast of California. The search involved a coordinated effort between CBP’s Air and Marine Operations aircrews and water-based rescue vessels. 0…

Deported Rapists, 40 Migrants Apprehended in Texas near Border

Big Bend Sector Border Patrol agents arrested multiple groups of migrants who illegally crossed the border on Tuesday.  The groups of migrants included two previously deported men with convictions for rape and sexual assault. 0…

Migrant Border Arrests Jump 200 Percent Since April Despite COVID Threat

The arrest of migrants illegally crossing the border from Mexico into the U.S. jumped for the fourth straight month — increasing by more than 200 percent from the low point in April. The increases in arrests come despite the continuing threat of COVID-19 infection and…

Migrants Packed in Car Trunks near Border in Arizona

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents disrupted a pair of unrelated human smuggling incidents with migrants packed into the hot trunks of vehicles. Outside temperatures in the area reached well above 100 degrees. 0…

Human Smuggling Interdiction by Air, Sea, Land Operation Yields 9 Arrests

Land, sea, and ground-based federal agents disrupted a human smuggler attempt off the coast of California led to the arrest of nine migrants. The smugglers attempted to use the cover of darkness to move the migrants in a panga from Mexico to California. 0…

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