Del Rio Sector

3,000 Migrants Cross into Texas Border Sector in 24 Hours

Border Patrol agents in the Del Rio Sector apprehended more than 3,000 migrants during a 24-hour period this week. The surge of migrants is overwhelming Border Patrol resources in the area, leading to the closure of an international crossing point and migrants being forced to camp out in the cold while they await transportation for processing.

Eagle Pass Large Migrant Groups (U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector)

EXCLUSIVE: Biden Admin Sheltering 1,000 Migrants Outdoors in Winter Weather in Texas

With processing facilities more than three times over capacity, the rush of migrants flowing into the small city of Eagle Pass has resulted in migrants being sheltered in an open field near the city’s only open port of entry. According to a source within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Border Patrol is now forced to detain migrants outdoors at almost all facilities and near the Camino Real International Bridge II in the heart of the downtown area.

Migrants forced to camp outside in low temperatures near Eagle Pass, Texas. (U.S. Border Patrol)

Federal Appeals Court Orders Texas to Remove Border Buoy Barrier from Rio Grande

The floating border buoy installed by the State of Texas in the Rio Grande at Eagle Pass must be removed, according to a ruling by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday. The 2-1 ruling by the court affirmed the Biden administration’s Department of Justice argument that the buoys pose a threat to public safety and block navigation in the Rio Grande.

Protesters gather along the Rio Grande in Eagle Pass, Texas, to demonstrate against Abbott's floating border barrier. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

Exclusive: 600 Migrants Cross into Texas Border Town in Single Group on Thanksgiving

The migrant crossings in Eagle Pass, Texas, did not show any signs of slowing on Thanksgiving Day as a single group of more than 600 migrants entered the small border city in the early morning hours. As most American families gathered for a Thanksgiving feast and a day of NFL football, Border Patrol agents were, once again, tied up with processing a large migrant group crossing.

Eagle Pass Thanksgiving Day (File Photos: Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

Escaped Migrant Arrested in Texas for Possession of Firearm near Border

A Honduran migrant was arrested for the alleged possession of a firearm by the Eagle Pass Police Department but managed to escape shortly after that. The migrant reportedly climbed through the rear window of a police unit while handcuffed and fled from the scene of his arrest on Monday. Officers responded quickly to the escape and managed to recapture the migrant in short order.

Eagle Pass Police Department

Exclusive: 1800 Migrants Cross into Texas Border Town in 24 Hours

After a brief slowdown in migrant crossings into the small border town of Eagle Pass, Texas, nearly 1,800 migrants were apprehended between Thursday evening and Friday afternoon, according to a source within CBP. Border Patrol agents assigned to the two stations located in the city responded to multiple large migrant groups crossing into the heart of downtown Eagle Pass and points farther south of the city.

1,400 Migrants Cross border to Eagle Pass, Texas. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

Exclusive Photos: 169 Migrants in Single Group Cross into Texas Border Town

EAGLE PASS, Texas — A single group of 169 mostly Venezuelan migrants crossed the Rio Grande and entered the small border town of Eagle Pass on Thursday afternoon. Although migrant crossings have slowed during the month of October, the Border Patrol’s Del Rio Sector is still encountering more than 1,100 migrants crossing the Rio Grande daily, according to a source within CBP.

A large group of nearly 170 mostly Venezuelan migrants crossed from Mexico into Eagle Pass. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

Exclusive: Biden Admin Moves 2K Migrants from Packed Border Facility to Release Elsewhere in Texas

The Biden administration is in the process of moving 2,000 migrants from an overcrowded Border Patrol processing facility in Eagle Pass, Texas, according to a CBP source. The mass transfer of detainees began early Monday and is aimed to alleviate the strain on Border Patrol facilities and a non-government shelter overwhelmed by the influx of more than 1,000 migrants into Eagle Pass daily.

Biden Moves Migrants from Packed Shelter

Migrant Surge in Texas Border Town Outpacing Haitian Crisis of 2021

An estimated 1,500 mostly Venezuelan migrants entered the small border town of Eagle Pass, Texas,  during the late evening hours on Tuesday. The latest group of migrants to surrender to authorities brings the eight-day total of migrant crossings to more than 16,000. It took ten full days in September 2021 for 15,000 mostly Haitian migrants to ford the river during the infamous immigration surge in Del Rio.

Mostly Adult Male Migrants Stream into Eagle Pass, Texas. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

1,800 Migrants Pour into Texas Border Town in Single Day as Crisis Continues

According to a source within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, nearly 1,800 migrants were apprehended entering the small Texas border town of Eagle Pass, Texas, on Monday. Nearly 1,400 migrants made landfall along the Rio Grande in the heart of the downtown area. The migrants were quickly moved to a Border Patrol processing facility that is already nearly five times over its capacity of 1,000 migrants.

Migrant Surge Continues in Eagle Pass, Texas.(Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

Biden Admin Stops Legal Border Entries as Illegal Crossings Surge in Texas Town

Customs and Border Protection ordered the shutdown of one port of entry, the Eagle Pass International Bridge 1, and the second busiest international railway crossing in Texas. The closures were the response from the Biden administration to nearly 9,000 migrant crossings in the small Texas border town in five days. The port of entry closure resulted in a log jam of traffic for commuters on both sides of the border.

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Exclusive: Migrant Released by Biden Admin Arrested for Texas Border Town Murder

A migrant released by the Biden administration to pursue an asylum claim was arrested by Texas Rangers as a suspect in the murder of a Houston man in Eagle Pass, Texas, on Monday. According to a source within CBP, the murder suspect, Roberto Emilio Vasquez-Santamaria, a 64-year-old Peruvian national, was released by Border Patrol to a non-government shelter in the city on May 9, 2023.

Murder suspect previously released from Border Patrol custody in Texas border town. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)