Border Patrol Shoots and Kills Robber of Migrants

( – A migrant who was robbing other migrants as they attempted to cross the southern border was shot and killed on March 3 by the elite tactical unit of the Border Patrol near the San Diego sector of the United States and Mexico border.

A member of the Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC) fatally shot the migrant after Border Patrol agents responded to the remote area near the border following reports of a small group of bandits robbing migrants who were attempting to reach the border. The bandits had allegedly been robbing the migrants near the area where migrants surrender to Border Patrol agents, with the bandits then returning to Mexico. While one bandit was shot and killed, none of the other bandits were injured, and all returned to Mexico.

In a Feb. 26 post on Twitter, images of the armed bandits were shared by the 26th Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol, Jason Owens. In the post, he said the photos showed groups of migrants being robbed by the armed bandits. He added that the images show the dangers posed to “the public, the migrants” and Border Patrol agents by “these criminals & smugglers.”

More than 890,000 immigrants have been apprehended by the Border Patrol, with another 120,000 known “getaways” at the border so far this fiscal year, according to another post from Owens at the end of February. Owens has also posted on Twitter that 180 illegal immigrants affiliated with gangs such as MS-13 and Paisas have been caught by Border Patrol agents this year. In fiscal year 2024, over 6,400 subjects with criminal convictions have also been apprehended by Border Patrol agents, according to Owens.

On March 4, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported migrant encounters between March 1 and March 3 surpassed 21,000 during the three days. Since President Joe Biden took office in January 2021, almost 7.3 million migrants have illegally crossed the border.

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