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Border Patrol seeing 100% increase in assaults against agents

According to the border patrol, their agency has seen a dramatic increase in assault against their agents along the border. In the past week’s, agents have been attacked on six different occasions with projectiles, rocks, and other objects from the Mexican side of the Border. Since the first of October of last year through February 28th of this year aggressive actions against the agents had increased 100% across the Nation. According to officials, their agents have utilize a less aggressive tactics to protect themselves while safeguarding the Border. Recommended: Border Patrol Seizes Over $100,000 in Drugs Teens Lead Police...

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3 captured after foot pursuit in Palmhurst

Near the city of Palmhurst, three people are now Behind Bars after leading various agencies on the foot pursuit this afternoon. Fox cameras were rolling as Mission police, DPS, Border Patrol, and also Palmhurst police search a brushy area near Lahoma Rd around one this afternoon. Law enforcement used Aerial and canine resources to search for the suspects. According to a DPS official the three individuals were captured, arrested, and handed over to border patrol for processing. Recommended: New Intelligence Center to Be Built in RGV DEA Seizes Property From Multiple...

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20 Year Sentenced Issued on Former Border Patrol Agent

EDINBURG (KFXV) — 20 years in jail — that’s the sentence handed down by a judge to former Border Patrol Agent, Joel Luna Rodriguez. In Cameron County, a jury found him guilty last month. The 2 decades in jail are for his participation in organized criminal activity for the death of an undocumented man found beheaded In Laguna Madre and another count of criminal activity with intent to distribute cocaine. A jury also found his brother, Eduardo Luna Rodriguez, guilty on the four charges against him, including capital murder, murder and two counts of organized criminal activity. Recommended: Jury...

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Apprehension Arises With Executive Orders Implementation

RGV (KFXV) –Some Valley residents are concerned over the new changes to guidelines proposed by the president’s administration that could land them in jail. In Sullivan City, Police Chief Ricardo Ozuna says his department constantly works with other agencies like the Border Patrol, and says it does not affect the security of their community. The concern arose after a set of documents leaked highlighting sections of the president’s executive orders to use local police to enforce federal immigration law. Recommended: Border Patrol Seizes Over $100,000 in Drugs Teens Lead Police on...

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‘I Had to Get Caught Sometime’; Human Trafficker Busted

McAllen (KFXV) — “You got me.” “I had to get caught sometime.” that’s what one blurted out to Border Patrol agents arrested him for human trafficking. According to authorities, on Tuesday of last week, agents conducted a traffic stop after surveillance cameras caught several subjects crossing the Rio Grande in a raft into the United States, and jump into a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, identified as Diego Armando Perez and American citizen, had six undocumented people in the backseat of his pick-up truck “stacked on top of each other.” all of the occupants of the vehicle were...

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Border Patrol Rescues Man Trying to Swim Across Rio Grande

Rio Grande City (KFXV) — U.S. Border Patrol agents rescued a man attempting to enter the U.S. Illegally. Thursday officers noticed a Mexican National, swimming with a large group, struggling to stay afloat while attempting to cross the river. The man lost consciousness in the water and Border Patrol agents pulled him up from the river and began CPR on the unresponsive man. Starr County emergency medical services arrived and continued resuscitation efforts. Law enforcement transported the man to Starr County Memorial Hospital where he remains on life support. Recommended: Border Patrol Seizes Over $300K In Cocaine Federal Agencies...

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Undocumented Man’s Trial Continues

Cameron County (KFXV) — An undocumented man went before a jury for human trafficking. Thirty-seven-year-old, Galdino Jose Ruiz-Hernandez, originally from Oaxaca, Mexico and currently residing in Brownsville, is accused of illegally emigrating to the United States, and for the causing the death of a woman when he intended to cross her into the country in a boat. According to court documents, evidence provided to the jury indicates that Ruiz-Hernandez guided the woman in the water as they tried to cross into the us when a boat belonging to the border patrol crashed into them, injuring the woman. The sentencing...

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Body Found in Anzalduas Park

MISSION (KFXV) — In the city of Mission, federal authorities are investigating a man found dead at Anzalduas Park. The man was found and reported to police around 9 am, Thursday. Federal authorities along with Sheriff’s deputies and Border Patrol were on hand investigating. The person has not been identified and the cause of death remains under investigation. Recommended: Body extracted from the Rio Grande River Border Patrol Seizes Over $300K In Cocaine Federal Agencies Open New Detention Center in Donna Suspected Burglars Caught on...

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Teens Lead Police on Chase

Palmview (KFXV) — Two teens could face charges after started a chase in Palmview. On the scene were Border Patrol and officers from the Department of Public Safety. During the pursuit, the suspect, identified as a 15 year old, crashed into the back of another car near Bentsen Palm Drive and Frontage Road. In the car alongside the teen, was a 19 year old. Both are in police custody at this hour. No injuries were reported in the accident. Recommended: Border Patrol detain undocumented sex offenders trying to enter the US One hospitalized after car found submerged at Boca...

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Federal Agencies Open New Detention Center in Donna

Donna (KFXV) — Federal agencies came together today for the opening of a new detention center for illegal immigrants. The facility will house up to 500 people and officials say they will expand if necessary. Custom and Border Protection Commissioner, Gil Kerlikoski lead a press conference and tour of the faciclities today, saying all who arrive and are detained at the center will be treated with respect and in a humane way. Border Patrol has indicated their has been a rise in the amount of people and families coming in through our border and the need for this new...

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