Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo Sector arrested two Syrian nationals, a Bangladeshi, and four Indian migrants after they illegally crossed the border from Mexico into Texas. This brings the total number of Bangladeshis arrested illegally crossing the border in the sector to nearly 230.
Agents working near the Santa Rita Subdivision in Laredo encountered three men who just crossed the Rio Grande River from Mexico. The agents arrested the men and took them to the station for processing. An interview with the migrants uncovered that they traveled to Mexico from Syria and Bangladesh. Since October 1, 2017, Laredo Sector agents arrested 229 Bangladeshis.
Two days earlier, agents arrested a group of four who crossed illegally into Texas. The agents discovered these migrants came to the U.S. from India.
Late last week, the Laredo agents arrested 15 Bangladeshi nationals, Breitbart Texas reported.
“You have to look not only at the numbers of folks coming across in our Area of Responsibility (AOR),” Laredo Sector Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens explained in a recent interview, “but also, who they are and where they’re from because that very much affects how we meet the threat.”
Breitbart Texas spoke with several officials from the Laredo Sector on Friday. From frontline staff to the sector chief, the Border Patrol agents expressed concern about the increasing numbers of Bangladeshi nationals crossing the border.
Of the more than 360 who crossed the U.S. southern border illegally, more than 300 entered in Texas, officials stated.