Miami Border Patrol Sector Breaks Annual Migrant Apprehension Record in Four Months

U.S. Coast Guardsmen remove 427 apprehended migrants who made shore at the Dry Tortuga Nat
Homeland Security Taskforce -- Southeast

The border crisis expanded to Florida in recent months as officials in the Miami Sector report a massive increase in migrant landings. During the first four months of FY23, Miami Sector agents encountered more migrants than for the entire FY22.

U.S. Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz tweeted that since the new fiscal year began on October 1, 2022, Miami Sector agents apprehended more than 4,400 migrants who landed on the Florida coast. This is more than the 4,009 migrants apprehended in this sector for all of the previous fiscal year.

The surge began in August 2022 when Miami Sector agents apprehended 1,049 migrants. This single-month total represented 26 percent of the entire year’s total of 4,009 migrants.

During just the past six months, Miami Sector agents encountered nearly 6,000 migrants who made landfall along the Florida coastline.

These numbers do not include the thousands of migrants apprehended at sea by U.S. Coast Guard crews and U.S. Customs and Border Protection marine units.

The day after Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas visited the Miami Sector and met with Border Patrol and Coast Guard officials, crew members of the Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore carried out three migrant interdiction operations off the Florida coast. The interdictions resulted in the repatriation of 50 Cuban nationals to their home country.

The trend continued on February 1 when CBP Air and Marine Operations crews teamed up with Miami Sector Border Patrol agents and U.S. Coast Guard — Southeast crews to interdict a small sailboat with 23 Haitian migrants onboard. Officials arrested a suspected human smuggler who was turned over to Border Patrol agents for processing and prosecution.

That same day, Miami Sector agents and other law enforcement partners stopped a human smuggling incident in Miami where six migrants from three countries were loaded into a small boat.

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.


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