266,000 Immigrants Apprehended in 2 Months at Texas-Based Border Patrols

Border Patrol agents in the five sectors based in Texas apprehended more than 266,000 immigrants in the first two months of the new fiscal year. Nearly 107,000 of them entered through the El Paso Sector.

El Paso Division Chief Patrol Agent Peter Jaquez reports the increasing number of immigrants passing through the El Paso Division. In the first two months of fiscal year 23, which began Oct. 1, El Paso Field agents apprehended 106,561 immigrants, according to the Southwest Land Border Encounters November Report released the Friday night before Christmas. That’s up 260 percent from the 29,539 arrested during the same period last year. More than 50,000 migrants are expected to be arrested in December.

The El Paso sector continues to be the busiest sector for immigration apprehensions along the southwest border with Mexico.

In the Del Rio sector, agents arrested 90,482 in the first two months of the fiscal year. This represents an increase of nearly 55 percent over the 58,439 arrested during the same period last year. Arrivals showed an upward trend in the first two months with 42,762 in October and 47,720 in November. The trend is expected to continue in December as large groups of migrants continue to cross in large numbers.

The Rio Grande Valley, Laredo and Big Bend areas reported declines in arrests in the first two months of the year. The Rio Grande Valley sector reported 56,118 immigration arrests. This was followed by 10,280 in the Laredo area and 2,797 in the Big Bend area. RGV field officials reported a new trend of large groups of migrants passing through the Brownsville station’s area of ​​responsibility.

Single adults accounted for 185,464 of the immigration arrests during the first two months — a 44 percent increase from last year. Family units and unaccompanied minors accounted for 61,856 and 19,018 admissions respectively.

Bob Price serves as an associate editor and senior news contributor for the Breitbart Texas-Border team. He is a founding member of the Breitbart Texas team. Price is a regular contributor to Fox 26 Houston’s What is your point? Sunday-morning talk show. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX.

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