Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents arrested five previously deported sex offenders and more than 20 dangerous gang members during a one-week period of time. The arrests took place along the border and as far inland as 80 miles.
Detroit Sector Border Patrol agents thwarted a human smuggling attempt on the St. Clair River that separates Canada and Michigan. The interdiction led to the apprehension of a man from the Dominican Republic and two women from Mexico.
A woman in Friona, Texas, faces federal charges for her role in a human smuggling stash house that held 17 migrants hostage. The migrants were forced to remain in the Texas Panhandle home until their debts to human smugglers were paid in full.
Border Patrol agents along the southwest border with Mexico arrested a child rapist, child sex offenders, and other criminal aliens after they illegally re-entered the U.S. Agents also arrested multiple dangerous gang members.
San Diego Sector agents rescued a migrant woman who human smugglers abandoned after she became lodged between two bollards of a border wall.
Tucson Sector agents rescued a migrant woman who became lost in the mountains near the Arizona border with Mexico. Elsewhere in the sector, agents apprehended two human smugglers and four migrants following a pursuit.
Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a previously deported convicted killer as he attempted to sneak around an interior immigration checkpoint in Texas with a small group of migrants.
Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents made multiple water rescues, saving the lives of seven adult migrants and an infant. Agents also rescued migrants locked in a dangerously hot rail car near Eagle Pass, Texas.
Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents rescued a migrant with a leg injury. Human smugglers abandoned the migrant after his injury.
The human smuggling tactic of moving large groups of migrants across the border in a single crossing moved to the San Diego Sector this week. For only the second and third times this year, agents apprehended large groups of more than 100.