WATCH: 42 Migrants Apprehended While Trying to Avoid Border Patrol in South Texas

MCALLEN, TEXAS - MARCH 23: U.S. Border Patrol agents take asylum seekers into custody as seen from a Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter near the U.S.-Mexico Border on March 23, 2021 in McAllen, Texas. Texas DPS troopers are taking part in Operation Lone Star in supporting U.S. Border Patrol …
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Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a group of 42 migrants marching through a Texas ranch. The group consisted of all single adult migrants trying to avoid arrest.

McAllen Station Border Patrol agents encountered a group of 42 single adult migrants marching across a ranch. The agents arrested the migrants despite their efforts to avoid apprehension, according to Rio Grande Valley Sector Chief Patrol Agent Brian Hastings.

Single adult migrants frequently use dangerous methods of avoiding detection and arrest by Border Patrol. Under Title 42 Coronavirus protection protocols put in place by the Trump CDC, most single adult migrants are expelled to Mexico or their country of origin within two hours, according to information previously provided by Border Patrol officials.

The Biden Administration is continuing the Trump-era Title 42 program with some exceptions, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told reporters in a briefing this week. The policy is not being applied to unaccompanied minors and some migrant families with “tender-age” children.

In March, the Biden Administration expelled nearly 102,000 migrants under Title 42 authority, according to a CBP report.

Laredo Sector Chief Patrol Agent Austin Skero said human smugglers cross large groups of mostly family unit migrants and unaccompanied migrants to tie up Border Patrol agents so they can move the single adults inland in other locations.

The tactic also allows smugglers to cross drugs with a reduced chance of detection.

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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