El Paso Border Patrol Agents Stop 49 Human Smuggling Attempts – In 5 Days!

Border Patrol agents in El Paso prosecute hundreds of cases
A US Border Patrol is seen from Mexico while patrolling along the border line between the cities of El Paso, Texas, in the United States, and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico on April 7, 2018. 
The US states of Texas and Arizona on Friday announced plans to send National Guard troops to the southern border with Mexico after President Donald Trump ordered a thousands-strong deployment to combat drug trafficking and illegal immigration. / AFP PHOTO / HERIKA MARTINEZ        (Photo credit should read HERIKA MARTINEZ/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • In five days, over 49 human smuggling attempts, which involved nearly 300 migrants, were stopped by Border Patrol agents in El Paso.
  • In the 2022 fiscal year, Border Patrol agents for the El Paso Sector prosecuted 642 cases of human smuggling.
  • This fiscal year, 141 cases have been prosecuted thus far.

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