Border Patrol Intercepts Human Smugglers In El Paso Sector

In a demonstration of the ongoing resolve of the dedicated law enforcement officers of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), agents in the El Paso Sector have demonstrated remarkable efficiency and vigilance in curbing human smuggling activities. Their recent operations, intensifying over the past week, have resulted in significant apprehensions and show the immense challenges faced by law enforcement in managing border security, especially as they are underfunded and neglected by the Biden administration’s open borders fiasco.

According to a Friday press release from CBP, El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents have disrupted no fewer than 23 human smuggling events in the last seven days. This concerted effort led to the apprehension of over 104 individuals and the arrest of nine individuals with criminal backgrounds.

One notable incident on January 5 involved agents from the El Paso Station Anti-Smuggling Unit (ASU). They encountered six smuggled migrants inside an SUV moments after observing multiple individuals emerging from a storm drain near Azcarate Park. This incident vividly illustrates the audacious tactics employed by smugglers and the persistent vigilance required by Border Patrol agents. All individuals involved, hailing from countries like Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and Ecuador, were medically evaluated and processed under Title 8 authority. The driver of the vehicle faces prosecution for conspiracy to transport, while the migrants will face charges for illegal entry and reentry after deportation.

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, has been particularly critical of the Biden administration’s open borders crisis. In a Friday post to X, formerly Twitter, Lee linked the Biden administration’s policies to a range of issues, from facilitating human trafficking to the influx of illegal drugs such as fentanyl. “By facilitating human trafficking, Biden brings in everything from terrorists to disease to lawlessness. Oh, and more than enough fentanyl to kill every single American. None of this would be possible if Biden weren’t all for it. So what’s in it for him?”

Acting Chief Patrol Agent Anthony Scott Good of the El Paso Sector emphasized the dangers faced by migrants at the hands of human smugglers. “Migrants should not listen to the lies of smugglers and make the dangerous journey, only to be turned back. When migrants cross the border illegally, they put their lives in danger,” Good said.

The U.S. Border Patrol’s continued efforts to enforce U.S. immigration laws to the best of their ability despite being undermined by the Biden White House underscores the commitment of rank-and-file agents to uphold the law and protect the nation’s borders.