Five Groups, 590 Migrants Apprehended in Single Texas Border Sector

Border Patrol agents in South Texas apprehended five large groups of migrants that included 539 people. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector)
File Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended five large groups of migrant families, unaccompanied minors, and some single adults. The 539 migrants apprehended also include a Salvadoran man with a murder conviction.

Agents patrolling a small section of the Rio Grande Valley Sector encountered five large groups of migrants in recent days, Chief Patrol Agent Brian Hastings tweeted. The five groups included 539 migrants who illegally crossed the border from Mexico into South Texas.

During the processing of the migrants, agents found 93 unaccompanied alien children, Hastings wrote in the tweet. He said his agents apprehended more than 18,000 migrant children so far in Fiscal Year 2021 (which began on October 1, 2020).

Also this year, RGV Sector agents found more than 860 criminal aliens, Hastings tweeted. These include 92 sex offenders and 63 members of violent gangs.

In February, RGV agents apprehended 27,913 migrants including more than 10,000 family units and nearly 4,000 unaccompanied minors, according to the latest Southwest Border Land Encounters report published by Customs and Border Protection earlier this month. These numbers could have been slightly repressed due to the massive winter storm that impacted the border region and the rest of Texas.

Chief Hastings stated on March 19 that his agents had already apprehended more than 34,000 migrants in March, Breitbart Texas reported. This far surpasses any March total in CBP reports for this dating back to 2010. Since that time, agents thousands of migrants per day.

Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior news contributor for the Breitbart Texas-Border team. He is an original member of the Breitbart Texas team. Price is a regular panelist on Fox 26 Houston’s What’s Your Point? Sunday-morning talk show. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX and Facebook.

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