CBP: 463 Assaults On Border Patrol Agents In 2024

YUMA, AZ - MARCH 17: Handcuffs secure the back door of a US Customs and Border Protection border patrol vehicle loaded with suspected illegal immigrants on the California side of the Colorado River on March 17, 2006 near Yuma, Arizona. As Congress begins a new battle over immigration policy, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) border patrol agents in Arizona are struggling to control undocumented immigrants that were pushed into the region by the 1990?s border crack-down in California called Operation Gatekeeper. A recent study by the Pew Hispanic Center using Census Bureau data estimates that the U.S. currently has an illegal immigrant population of 11.5 million to 12 million, about one-third of them arriving within the past 10 years. More than half are from Mexico. Beefed-up border patrols and increased security are reportedly having the unintended result of deterring many from returning to their country of origin. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Handcuffs secure the back door of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection border patrol vehicle on March 17, 2006 near Yuma, Arizona. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

OAN’s Taylor Tinsley
5:55 PM – Thursday, June 6, 2024

Just six months into 2024, Customs and Border Protection announced there have been more than 460 assaults on Border Patrol agents. 


Data has revealed that in this fiscal year to date a majority of the assaults are physical. 

Other’s include rocks or other projectiles thrown at agents, firearms, knives/edged weapons, along with agents being assaulted with vehicles and vessels.

Back in January, a Border Patrol agent in Arizona’s Yuma sector needed 17 stitches after human smugglers threw rocks at him.

Source: CBP
Source: CBP

House Republicans shed light on how House Majority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), with 147 other House Democrats, voted against requiring illegal immigrants who assault law enforcement officers to face deportation.

The data came a few days before President Joe Biden’s recent executive action at the border, limiting the amount of illegal immigrants that are able to claim asylum to 2,500 per day.

Republicans said it’s not a serious approach to a very serious issue.

“If that number can be 2,500, why not make it zero?” said Representative Juan Ciscomani (R-Ariz.).

Back in March, Senator Ted Budd (R-N.C.) tried to propose the “POLICE Act,” which would prevent illegal immigrants who have assaulted a law enforcement officer from ever obtaining legal status or citizenship.

The North Carolina senator said for him, the bill hit home.

“Let’s imagine that your uncle is a sheriff’s deputy you couldn’t be prouder of him you know that he gets up he goes to work every day to defend and protect his community,” Budd explained while pushing the bill back in March. “One day you see his name on the news as a victim of a pack of illegal alien gang members who brutally murdered him while he was on duty. That’s the reality for the family of Wake County North Carolina Deputy Sheriff Ned Byrd.”

Deputy Byrd was killed in August of 2022 with his K9, Sasha. He pulled over in his vehicle to check suspicious activity when two brothers allegedly ambushed him, shooting Byrd three times in the head and once in the chest.

During the first four months of this fiscal year, Border Patrol reported apprehending more than 250,000 migrants in Arizona’s Tucson sector. 

The latest CBP data shows San Diego’s southern border has become the hotspot for illegal immigrants in recent months.

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