According to Jason D. Owens, Chief Patrol Agent at Del Rio Sector Border Patrol, more than 1,600 migrants were apprehended by Border Patrol agents in just 14 hours on Wednesday. That number had risen to almost 1,900 by the end the day.
Chief Owens posted a tweet stating that agents from three Del Rio Sector Border Patrol Stations had apprehended over 1,600 migrants as of Wednesday afternoon at 2:05 p.m.
According to Chief Owens, it was a “very busy day”The Del Rio Sector “Early this morning, the Bracketteville Station, the Eagle Pass South Station, and the Eagle Pass North Station apprehended four large groups totaling almost 800 people in custody.”
“As of two o’clock,”The chief was also added. “with almost 10 hours left to go in the day we are already at almost 1,600 apprehensions. That is a very busy day in and of itself and we still have ten hours to go.”
According to a source working under U.S. Customs and Border Protection, nearly 300 migrants were apprehended by the Del Rio Sector agents at the close of the day. This brings the total number of apprehensions to under 1,900.
According to the May Southwest Land Border Encounters report released Wednesday night, Del Rio Sector agents apprehended 44,388 migrants in May — an increase of nearly 60 percent over the previous May. This brought the Fiscal Year 22 total to 280,622 — an increase of 137 percent over the same period in FY21.
This makes the Del Rio Sector the second busiest in the nation behind the Rio Grande Valley Sectors’ 333,224 migrant apprehensions.
In the Del Rio Sector, May’s apprehensions included 33.689 single adults (up by 68%) and 9.688 family units (38%), as well as 1,031 unaccompanied children (up almost 11 percent).
Randy Clark is a 32-year veteran of the United States Border Patrol. Before his retirement, he was the Division Chief of Law Enforcement Operations. He directed operations at nine Border Patrol Stations in the Del Rio Sector, Texas. Follow Randy Clark BBTX on Twitter.
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