Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 2,000 migrants during a 48-hour period in what is becoming the nation’s busiest sector.
Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens tweeted photos showing groups of migrants being apprehended after they illegally cross the border from Mexico into Texas. The chief reported his agents arrested more than 2,000 migrants, including unaccompanied children, in a 48-hour time frame.
2,000+ migrants in 48hrs
Life in DRT, the men & women holding the line & dealing w/ this influx deserve nothing less than the full support of a grateful nation. It’s an INCREDIBLY tough & frustrating situation for them.
Yet, they NEVER waver in their duty. That’s my Green Family. pic.twitter.com/tCADghvnkJ
— Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens (@USBPChiefDRT) February 9, 2022
“Life in DRT, the men & women holding the line & dealing w/ this influx deserve nothing less than the full support of a grateful nation,” Chief Owens tweeted. “It’s an INCREDIBLY tough & frustrating situation for them.”
The tweet from Chief Owens follows just days after he reported Del Rio Sector agents apprehended more than 720 migrants per day over the first weekend in February.
Friday to Sunday for DRT:
– Over 720 apprehensions per day
– 8 undocumented migrants rescued from 911 calls
– 36 smuggling attempts stopped, arresting 145+
– 2 sex offenders arrested
Apps went down slightly this weekend (cold weather), but as you can see, our agents were BUSY pic.twitter.com/vWDoX6edUW
— Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens (@USBPChiefDRT) February 7, 2022
The massive increase in migrant apprehensions in the last five weeks moved the Del Rio Sector to the busiest of the nine southwest Border Patrol sectors, according to a source operating under the umbrella of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Chief Owens stated some stations within the sector are experiencing increases of 350 percent over the same period in 2021, Breitbart Texas reported.
During a recent border tour, Breitbart Texas captured exclusive video of a steady flow of mostly Venezuelan migrants crossing at a single crossing point in Eagle Pass, Texas. Within about two hours, approximately 50 migrants crossed at this one location.