1600 Migrants Crossed into West Texas and ‘Got Away’ over Weekend

Large Migrant Groups apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio.Sector
U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol officials report that more than 4,700 migrants illegally crossed into Texas over the past weekend and, of those, at least 1,600 “got away” without being apprehended.

Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens tweeted a video in which he reported that his agents apprehended 3,133 migrants over the weekend. An additional 1,614 migrants are classified as “got aways.” Got aways are a term Border Patrol officials utilize to estimate the number of migrants who cross without being apprehended. They include migrants observed on patrol or by surveillance technology but manage to escape or agents are not able to get to because of other assignments — including the processing of large migrant groups.

In addition, Del Rio Sector agents rescued 11 migrants. These include seven migrants rescued by BORSTAR Border Patrol agents early Saturday morning, Breitbart Texas reported.

Through April 30, Border Patrol agents rescued more than 10,500 migrants along the southwest border with Mexico. This compared to 12,833 for the entire FY21. During FY20 and FY19, agents rescued 5,071 and 4,920 respectively.

Not all migrants are as lucky as these seven. Earlier last week, Breitbart Texas reported that Del Rio Sector agents recovered the bodies of three migrants. Two of the migrants drowned and agents found the third on a ranch near Uvalde, Texas.

Chief Owens reported four more deaths over the weekend — two from drowning and two others found dead on interior ranches miles from the border.

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.


Please let us know if you're having issues with commenting.