U.S. Border Patrol

HOUSTON | Border agent charged in killing of 4 women, attempt on 5th

HOUSTON — Texas authorities charged a U.S. Border Patrol supervisor with murder following what they described as the serial killing of four female sex workers and a possible attempt on the life of a fifth woman who escaped at a gas station and found help. Juan David Ortiz, 35, an intel supervisor for the Border … Continue reading HOUSTON | Border agent charged in killing of 4 women, attempt on 5th

SAN LUIS, Ariz | In stretch of Arizona border, migrant families keep coming

SAN LUIS, Ariz— The 3-year-old boy with a bowl haircut and striped shirt silently clung to his father in the back of a U.S. Border Patrol truck. Their shoes still muddy from crossing the border, the father and son had just been apprehended at a canal near a border fence in Arizona on a muggy … Continue reading SAN LUIS, Ariz | In stretch of Arizona border, migrant families keep coming

MCALLEN, Texas | At hub for border crossings, families spread throughout US

MCALLEN, Texas — Manuel Martinez, who fled Honduras because gangs were trying to recruit his 12-year-old son, was prepared to be separated from his child after paying a smuggler to cross the Rio Grande by boat and getting arrested by the U.S. Border Patrol. His worst fears never came true. Martinez pleaded guilty to illegal … Continue reading MCALLEN, Texas | At hub for border crossings, families spread throughout US

McALLEN, Texas | Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Hundreds of children are waiting away from their parents inside a Border Patrol holding facility in South Texas, with groups of 20 or more children to a single cage. There are bottles of water, bags of chips, and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets. The U.S. Border Patrol on … Continue reading McALLEN, Texas | Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas

US agent goes on trial in Mexican teen cross-border killing

PHOENIX /March 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A U.S. border Patrol agent accused of shooting across the border into Mexico and killing a teenager five years ago will go on trial Tuesday on a charge of second-degree murder in a rare Justice Department prosecution of a fatal cross-border shooting. The agent, Lonnie Swartz, is accused of killing … Continue reading US agent goes on trial in Mexican teen cross-border killing

Woman’s immigration arrest in California draws criticism

NATIONAL CITY, Calif/March 09, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The U.S. Border Patrol drew criticism Friday for video that shows agents pulling a woman away from her anguished daughters on a street to arrest her on immigration violations. The agency said Perla Morales-Luna was an “identified as an organizer for a transnational criminal smuggling organization” but offered no … Continue reading Woman’s immigration arrest in California draws criticism

FBI: Probe shows no evidence of attack in border agent death

DALLAS  /February 7, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  FBI officials said the investigation into the November death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent has yielded no evidence that there was a “scuffle, altercation or attack” more than two months after President Donald Trump and others used the suggestion of an attack to promote the building of a … Continue reading FBI: Probe shows no evidence of attack in border agent death