Timeline for entries tagged “El Paso”

A chronology of events related to U.S. border governance and migration

March 15, 2021

Asylum-seekers being flown from the Rio Grande Valley to El Paso due to limited capacity are being expelled to Mexico by CBP, according to the Dallas Morning News. Exact numbers are unclear, but at least 50 migrants have been expelled into Juarez.

Tags: CBP, El Paso, Expulsions, Rio Grande Valley

March 9, 2021

El Paso will begin receiving two flights per day, each carrying 135 migrants from the Rio Grande Valley sector. The migrants will be processed in El Paso and stay at shelters until arrangements are made for them to connect with family in the United States.

Tags: El Paso, Rio Grande Valley

March 11, 2020

  • In the El Paso sector, CBP announces the death of a pregnant 19-year-old woman from Guatemala, Miriam Estefany Girón Luna, after she fell from the border barrier near Clint, Texas. CBP blames human smugglers from Mexico for “encouraging her” to climb the barrier. Tekandi Paniagua, a Guatemalan consular official based in Texas, instead indicates the shifting migration dynamics at the border due to the asylum roadblocks implemented by the U.S. government, as migrants cross the border using far more dangerous methods out of desperation.

Tags: El Paso, Human Rights, Migrant Deaths, Migration, Remain in Mexico

February 24, 2020

  • National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd announces that the FBI is investigating the disappearance of approximately $500,000 from the union’s El Paso branch. Forensic auditors found that $352,389 was misappropriated while another $150,035 was not properly paid to the IRS in tax money. Rumors of a long-running embezzlement scheme had been circulating through the ranks of CBP since 2018.

Tags: Border Patrol, Corruption, El Paso, Organizational Culture

February 14, 2020

  • Smugglers in Juárez use camouflaged, rebar hook-and-ladders called castillo to bypass the border wall. CBP reports that the ladders are difficult to detect after spending this week dismantling those found in the El Paso sector. Six meters of castillo costs approximately $5 and is sold in hardware stores. CBP reports the most likely users of ladders are single adults.

Tags: El Paso, Fencing, Smuggling