1,000 Migrants Apprehended in One Day in Single Texas Border Sector

Del Rio Sector agents set single-day record for migrant apprehensions. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector)
Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector

Del Rio Sector agents set a new record for single-day migrant apprehensions on Thursday with the arrest of more than 1,000 migrants. The apprehensions came during the interdiction of 27 smuggling attempts in addition to arrests along the border.

Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Austin Skero tweeted the news of a record-setting apprehension of more than 1,000 migrants in a single day.

The chief said his agents also interdicted 27 human smuggling attempts and arrested three convicted sex offenders during the past 48 hours.

One day earlier, Skero tweeted images of a large group of migrants being apprehended near the Rio Grande. Border Patrol defines a “large group” as more than 100 migrants in a single crossing incident.

He said Del Rio Station agents see the bulk of the large group apprehensions and apprehended approximately 230 every day for the past 60 days.

So far this fiscal year, which began on October 1, 2020, Del Rio Sector agents apprehended 90,392 migrants — a 337 percent increase over the previous year’s 18,936.

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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