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U.S. Border Patrol agent Raul Humberto Gonzalez, Jr. killed chasing migrants crossing border

MISSION, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) - United States Border Patrol agent Raul Humberto Gonzalez, Jr. was killed in an ATV crash while chasing a group of migrants crossing the border near Mission.Agent Gonzalez was traveling at high speed on Dec. 7 when he crashed. The 38-year-old father of two was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.Gonzalez previously served with the United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - United States Border Patrol for more than ten years. He was assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector McAllen Station. Republican Congresswoman Mayra Flores, who represents South Texas, tweeted a tribute to him.He is survived by his two children, father, grandmother, brother, aunts, uncles and girlfriend.
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Former Border Patrol agent found guilty of killing four women

A former Border Patrol agent was found guilty of the capital murder of four women after he was recorded telling investigators he wanted to “clean up the streets” of his home town in Texas. Juan David Ortiz, 39, was convicted after a jury trial and faces an automatic life prison term after prosecutors declined to seek the death penalty for the 2018 murders, according Webb and Zapata County District Attorney Isidro Alaniz.Ortiz, a former intel supervisor, was arrested in September 2018 after a woman he had abducted at gun-point escaped from his truck and notified authorities. He confessed to...

Texas Republicans release their plan to improve border security

"As Members of Congress representing Texans and the southern border we commit to the same and offer these solutions to fulfill the goals of the Commitment to America," Today the Texas Republican House delegation released their proposal to secure and control the southern border, which included a range of changes.
New York Post

The Biden administration barred me from doing a border ride-along

The US Customs and Border Protection agency’s mission statement reads, in part, that it aims to “protect the American people, safeguard our borders, and enhance the nation’s economic prosperity.” Now, under the Biden administration, that exalted purpose includes a new directive: Protect the American people from me. Earlier this week, I was denied permission by the federal agency from going on a “ride-along” with Border Patrol agents in Texas in the coming final days of Title 42. The Trump-era pandemic policy had allowed border agents to return migrants to Mexico for public health reasons, without first hearing their asylum claims. The policy is...

Inside an Arizona anti-smuggling unit ride-along

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (NewsNation) — A lack of manpower along the southern border is forcing authorities to release suspected smugglers. NewsNation’s Ali Bradley was able to go on a ride-along with a specialized anti-smuggling unit with the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office. During that time, NewsNation learned how thin the U.S. Border Patrol is being stretched.
Washington Examiner

Border residents describe uptick in immigrants running through their neighborhood

AUSTIN, Texas — Residents of an El Paso, Texas, neighborhood situated next to the U.S.-Mexico border have seen an increase in illegal immigrants running through the neighborhood in an attempt to evade arrest by Border Patrol, according to a new report. The incidents are growing more frequent that a...

The Border Is Less Secure Than Ever, and the Implications Are Deadly

During a recent hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee, Congressman Dan Bishop (R–NC) asked Homeland Security Director Alejandro Mayorkas, “Do you continue to maintain that the border is secure?” Mayorkas replied, “Yes, and we are working day in and day out to enhance its security.”