Texas’s Most Remote Border Sector Will Break All-Time Migrant Apprehension Record

Big Bend Sector Border Patrol agents apprehend record numbers of migrants in the nation's most remote border sector. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Big Bend Sector)
Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Big Bend Sector

Big Bend Sector Border Patrol agents continue finding migrants risking their lives to illegally enter the U.S. in the nation’s most remote sector.

Big Bend Sector Chief Patrol Agent Sean McGoffin tweeted images of agents finding large groups of migrants being smuggled into remote areas of the West Texas sector.

Agents assigned to the Sierra Blanca station utilized K-9 teams to make multiple arrests of migrants. The teams also found drugs.

The Sierra Blanca station covers more than 70 miles of the most rugged, remote terrain along the Texas-Mexico border.

Elsewhere in the sector, Van Horn Station agents teamed up with Texas Department of Public Safety troopers deployed by Governor Greg Abbott under Operation Lone Star to apprehend more groups of migrants attempting to allude apprehension.

The apprehensions are part of a trend of increasing illegal migration in the Big Bend Sector.

“We have seen a significant increase in traffic coming into the Big Bend Sector,” Chief Patrol Agent Sean L. McGoffin told Breitbart Texas in an interview this May. “It’s new for us. It’s new for our communities. It’s something we haven’t seen in the past.”

“So far this year, we’re well over 22,000 apprehensions for this sector,” McGoffin reported. “That is well above normal. The highest we ever had in a year was a little over 9,000 apprehensions.”

By the end of May, Big Bend Sector agents apprehended more than 25,000 migrants — an increase of 433 percent over the previous year. The overwhelming majority of these were single adult migrants who are subject to removal under Title 42 coronavirus protection protocols put in place under the Trump administration.

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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