Yuma Sector’s BORSTAR unit prepared for medical challenges of summer heat

Yuma, Arizona - As the summer heat continues to climb, Yuma Sector Border Patrol is warning would-be illegal immigrants of the dangers they will face entering the United States through Arizona’s wilderness.

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Secretary Johnson Announces 192 Criminal Arrests in Ongoing ICE Operation to Crack Down on Human Smuggling to the Rio Grande Valley

Washington, DC - As part of the U.S. Government’s aggressive campaign to respond to the recent rise in illegal migration into South Texas, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, joined by U.S. Deputy Attorney General James Cole, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas Winkowski, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Operations Division Deputy Chief Jaime Salazar, today announced the progress of ongoing enforcement efforts by ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the United States Department of Justice to target human smuggling networks in the Rio Grande Valley.

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U.S. and Canada Announce Beyond the Border Deliverables

Washington, DC - The United States and Canada today announced the two countries are delivering on key Beyond the Border Action Plan commitments related to joint Trusted Traveler and Trusted Trader programs through U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Canada Border Services Agency. 

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Border Patrol seizes multiple fraudulent credit cards

Blythe, California - Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized 147 fraudulent debit and pre-paid credit cards, and arrested two individuals earlier today.

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Mexican man sentenced to 45 years in prison for deaths of 7 smuggled aliens

Corpus Christi, Texas - A Mexican national was sentenced to 45 years in prison Monday for seven deaths which resulted when he crashed his vehicle carrying 14 smuggled aliens in south Texas while fleeing from police.

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Smugglers arrested, 312 pounds of pot seized

Dateland, Arizona - Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized 312 pounds of marijuana and arrested eight smugglers yesterday.

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