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Venezuelan Migrant Apprehensions Surge in All Southwest Border Sectors

Border Patrol agents are arresting large numbers of Venezuelan migrants at a greater frequency than in past years. The large, mostly Venezuelan migrant groups that at one time almost exclusively entered through the Del Rio, Texas, are now spreading across the southwest border from San Diego, California, to Brownsville, Texas. The groups of predominantly Venezuelans are even crossing into the most remote regions of the border in West Texas.

Large Group of Venezuelan migrants apprehended in the Del Rio Sector. (U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector)