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Speeches and Statements

Speeches and statements from previous administrations are available in the Archive.

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  • 06-03-2022
    Speeches and Statements

    On June 3, 2022, a Supervisory Customs and Border Protection Officer from the Laredo Port of Entry was arrested by CBP’s Office of Professional Responsibility on the charge of theft of U.S. government property (i.e., money).

    CBP’s OPR conducted the investigation, and the case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Texas. 

  • 05-24-2022
    Speeches and Statements

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Chris Magnus issued the following statement today following the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas:

  • 05-24-2022
    Speeches and Statements

    On May 24, 2022, at approximately 12:43 a.m., a U.S. Border Patrol agent working near Pan-American Avenue and 5th Street in Douglas, Arizona, was involved in a use of force incident which resulted in the death of an individual in Border Patrol custody.

  • 05-23-2022
    Speeches and Statements

    MIAMI – At approximately 6 a.m. on May 2, 2022, the Carnival Conquest cruise ship arrived at the Miami Seaport in Florida. A female U.S. citizen passenger debarked from the ship at approximately 8:26 a.m. and was transiting through the cruise ship terminal towards the Passport Control primary area when she collapsed to the ground after stepping off an escalator and entering a passenger processing queue.

  • 05-23-2022
    Speeches and Statements

    On March 27, 2022, an Army National Guard soldier assigned to the U.S. Border Patrol Station in Clint, Texas, was notified by a local citizen that an injured individual was lying on the ground on the north side of the International Boundary Barrier, approximately nine-and-a-half miles northwest of the Tornillo Port of Entry. The soldier broadcasted the information via radio communications to a Border Patrol agent near the location.  

  • 05-16-2022
    Speeches and Statements

    CAMPO, Calif. - On the morning of Friday, May 13, a U.S. Border Patrol agent died in the line of duty in California.

  • 05-06-2022
    Speeches and Statements

    On May 2, 2022, a Del Rio Sector Border Patrol Agent was arrested by the Texas Rangers on a warrant stemming from an indictment on a charge of Official Oppression in connection with the alleged assault and mistreatment of a juvenile in custody. The  investigation is being led by the Texas Rangers and U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Professional Responsibility.

  • 05-05-2022
    Speeches and Statements

    On April 15, 2022, at approximately 4:11 a.m., a Border Patrol agent assigned to the primary inspection booth at the Las Cruces, N.M. Border Patrol checkpoint observed a vehicle approach the checkpoint, located at mile marker 120.5 on Interstate 10 west near Las Cruces, N.M. The agent observed the suspect vehicle pull off the road and park near the license plate readers, approximately five hundred feet from the checkpoint’s primary inspection booth. The agent notified two other agents inside the inspection building of the suspect vehicle via the checkpoint’s intercom system.

  • 04-29-2022
    Speeches and Statements

    On April 13, 2022, at approximately 9:01 a.m., a vehicle circumvented the Laredo North Border Patrol checkpoint. A Border Patrol agent observed the vehicle driving northbound on the west access road and the agent drove behind the vehicle in an attempt to conduct a record query on the license plate. The driver of the vehicle accelerated and merged northbound. The agent activated his USBP vehicle’s overhead lights and sirens to conduct a traffic stop but the driver of the Honda vehicle failed to yield and a vehicle pursuit ensued.

  • 04-28-2022
    Speeches and Statements

    On April 15, 2022, at approximately 7:46 p.m., a Border Patrol agent was parked in the median of Highway 281 north of San Manuel, Texas, when he observed a white pickup truck suspected of human smuggling. The agent followed the truck while requesting records checks. At approximately 7:47 p.m., the agent activated the vehicle’s overhead emergency lights and siren. The driver of the truck failed to yield and a vehicle pursuit ensued.

  • 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.

  • 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.