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  • 04-14-2022
    Speeches and Statements

    Washington - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Chris Magnus issued the following statement today regarding the transportation of migrants to Washington, D.C.:

    "The men and women of U.S. Customs and Border Protection work tirelessly to secure and manage the nation’s borders, prioritizing the fair and humane treatment of every person we encounter. CBP follows the law to conduct that mission. 

  • 04-13-2022
    Speeches and Statements

    On April 1, 2022, a mobile video surveillance system operator notified Border Patrol agents that several undocumented migrants were climbing the International Border Barrier near Clint, Texas, approximately 12 miles west of the Tornillo Port of Entry. A certified Emergency Medical Technician responded and located two men who sustained injuries from apparent falls from the International Border Barrier. One of the men, a citizen of Mexico, was unconscious. The EMT immediately requested Emergency Medical Services, then rendered aid to the man.

  • 04-04-2022
    Speeches and Statements

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Chris Magnus issued the following statement following Friday’s announcement that Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) will, effective May 23, 2022, terminate its Title 42 public health Order:

  • 04-03-2022
    Speeches and Statements

    On March 16, 2022, a U.S. Border Patrol Sector El Paso, Texas, remote video surveillance system operator notified Border Patrol agents that two undocumented migrants were climbing the international border barrier approximately four-tenths of a mile west of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Paso Del Norte port of entry in El Paso.

  • 03-30-2022
    Speeches and Statements

    On March 17, 2022, at approximately 8:19 p.m., a U.S. Border Patrol agent operating a mobile video surveillance system observed a group of six suspected undocumented migrants climbing the international border barrier approximately two miles northwest of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s port of entry in Tornillo, Texas.

  • 03-29-2022
    Speeches and Statements

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Chris Magnus was in Mexico City, Mexico to meet with Mexican government, law enforcement, and customs agencies to further collaboration between the United States and Mexico on bilateral opportunities and challenges, including in efforts related to migration management.   

  • 03-26-2022
    Speeches and Statements

    On March 19, 2022, at approximately 7:54 a.m. CST, personnel at the U.S. Border Patrol’s Uvalde Station were notified by the Del Rio Border Intelligence Center of a 911 call placed by a 45-year-old undocumented Mexican migrant who indicated he was in medical distress and could no longer walk. The Border Intelligence Center was able to obtain coordinates during a telephone call with the man which placed him in a remote area approximately 18 miles west of La Pryor, Texas. A Border Patrol Agent responded to the area and began to search for him.

  • 03-17-2022
    Speeches and Statements

    On March 7, 2022, at approximately 11:07 p.m. MST, a Border Patrol camera operator observed a group of suspected undocumented migrants load into a vehicle on Interstate 19’s East Frontage Road, near Amado, Ariz. in the vicinity of kilometer post 42. This area is two-tenths of a mile south of Amado Mantosa Road and approximately 26 miles north of the Nogales Port of Entry. The camera operator alerted Border Patrol agents of the location via radio.

  • 02-23-2022
    Speeches and Statements

    On February 19, 2022, at approximately 9:00 p.m. MST, two Border Patrol agents assigned to the Douglas Border Patrol Station Horse Patrol Unit responded to reports of possible undocumented migrants in a remote mountainous area approximately 32 miles northeast of Douglas, Ariz. Upon their arrival to the area, the Border Patrol agents dismounted their horses due to the terrain. The Border Patrol agents subsequently apprehended three undocumented migrants.

  • 02-22-2022
    Speeches and Statements

    On Feb. 1, 2022, at approximately 3:17 p.m. PST, a Border Patrol remote camera operator spotted three individuals cross the border barrier and enter the All-American Canal, approximately two-tenths of a mile east of the Calexico East Port of Entry in Calexico, Calif.  The camera operator relayed the information via radio to a Border Patrol agent who responded to the area.
     

  • 02-11-2022
    Speeches and Statements

    On Jan. 20, 2022, a Border Patrol agent apprehended a group of 16 undocumented migrants, including a male citizen of Haiti, approximately two miles northwest of the San Luis Port of Entry. The group was transported to the Yuma Sector Centralized Processing Center (CPC). At approximately 4:01 p.m., the man arrived at the CPC.

  • 02-04-2022
    Speeches and Statements

    On Feb. 1, 2022, at approximately 9 p.m. a Border Patrol agent working at a predesignated observation location approximately 35 miles north of McAllen, Texas, spotted a Chevrolet Silverado traveling northbound on U.S. Highway 281. The Border Patrol agent observed people laying in the bed of the truck and the agent radioed the information to other Border Patrol agents working highway operations further north on U.S. Highway 281. 

  • 01-22-2022
    Speeches and Statements

    On Friday evening, Jan. 21, a U.S. Border Patrol agent was involved in a single-vehicle accident with injuries near Eagle Pass, Texas. At the time of the accident, the agent was transporting six undocumented migrants, with the assistance of the Texas Department of Public Safety. A Texas DPS trooper was seriously injured during the accident and has passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with the trooper, his family, and the Texas DPS.

  • 01-14-2022
    Speeches and Statements

    OTAY MESA, Calif. -- On Jan. 12, 2022, at approximately 1:45 p.m. PST, a Border Patrol remote camera operator spotted nine suspected undocumented noncitizens cross into the United States in an industrial area west of the Otay Mesa Port of Entry.  The camera operator radioed to Border Patrol agents, who responded to the area.  A Border Patrol agent apprehended a 38-year-old citizen of Mexico north of the secondary Border Barrier.

  • 12-28-2021
    Speeches and Statements

    San Diego - On Dec.

  • 12-20-2021
    Speeches and Statements

    On Dec. 14, 2021, a National Guardsman operating an infrared camera observed a group of suspected undocumented migrants climbing over the International Border Barrier approximately six- and three-quarter miles east of the Santa Teresa Port of Entry, near Sunland Park, New Mexico.  The National Guardsman observed the last migrant appeared to be stuck at the top of the IBB before falling and landing at its base where he remained motionless.   A Border Patrol Agent assigned to the U.S.

  • 12-14-2021
    Speeches and Statements

    The following statement pertains to a use of force incident which occurred on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, at the San Ysidro, Calif., Port of Entry, along the border between San Diego and Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.  This information is based on a preliminary review by Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Professional Responsibility.

  • 12-06-2021
    Speeches and Statements

    The following statement pertains to a death that occurred on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, near La Gloria, Texas.  This information is based on a preliminary review by Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Professional Responsibility.

  • 11-27-2021
    Speeches and Statements

    On Nov. 21, 2021, at approximately 1:53 p.m., a Supervisory Border Patrol Agent encountered a group of twelve migrants approximately one mile south of La Joya, Texas.  The migrants were walking along an unimproved roadway and turned themselves in to the SBPA.  Upon initial contact with the SBPA, one of the female migrants immediately requested medical assistance for her son, a four-year-old male citizen of Honduras.  The woman, also traveling with her five-year-old son, told the SBPA that her four-year-old son was sick and having difficulty breathing.

  • 11-23-2021
    Speeches and Statements

    On Nov. 20, 2021 at approximately 7:15 p.m., a Border Patrol Agent assigned to the U.S. Border Patrol Station in McAllen, Texas, encountered a group of five migrants near the McAllen-Hidalgo Port of Entry at a location known as the “Store Road Gap”.  The migrants turned themselves in to the Border Patrol agent after crossing the Rio Grande River.  The Border Patrol agent started the initial field intake process of the migrants which consisted of asking for documents and providing the migrants a bag in which to place their belongings.

  • 11-22-2021
    Speeches and Statements

    On November 18, 2021, a Border Patrol agent assigned to the Weslaco, Texas,  Border Patrol station apprehended two migrants, a husband and wife from Venezuela, near Progreso Lakes, Texas.  At approximately 7:14 p.m., the two migrants were transported to the Hidalgo Port of Entry for initial processing.  Approximately an hour and a half later, the migrants were transported to the U.S. Border Patrol Centralized Processing Center in McAllen, Texas, for further processing and detention. The woman advised U.S. Border Patrol at both locations she was six months pregnant.

  • 11-16-2021
    Speeches and Statements

    The following statement pertains to a death that occurred in Sonoita, Ariz., on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021.  This information is based on a preliminary review and may be corrected or updated in the future. 

  • 10-30-2021
    Speeches and Statements

    A U.S. Border Patrol camera operator observed three suspected migrants walking through a flat field approximately two and a half miles northeast of the Eagle Pass, Texas, Port of Entry on Oct. 28, 2021. Five Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station responded to the area in an attempt to locate the migrants.  At approximately 4:58 a.m.

  • 10-13-2021
    Speeches and Statements

    On Oct. 6, 2021, at approximately 11:24 p.m., personnel at the U.S. Border Patrol station in Kingsville, TX, were contacted by an anonymous caller who reported an individual lying in a field who may have been bitten by a spider.  The caller provided GPS coordinates for the individual’s location.  Border Patrol Agents responded to the area in search of the individual.  On Oct. 7, 2021, at approximately 12:50 a.m., Border Patrol Agents located an unresponsive citizen of Honduras.  Border Patrol Agents immediately requested Emergency Medical Technicians and Emergency Medical Services.

  • 09-30-2021
    Speeches and Statements

    A Lawful Permanent Resident of the United States and citizen of Bosnia arrived with his wife at the Washington-Dulles Airport Port of Entry from Vienna, Austria, on September 27. The couple was admitted into the U.S. and then selected for a random agriculture inspection. The man collapsed onto the floor during the inspection and was unresponsive.