As the border crisis continues to grow in both number and diversity, migrants from 106 countries have crossed the U.S. southern border in the Del Rio Sector of Texas in this year alone.
On Wednesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection published media releases that documented accounts of migrants taken from a variety of countries far beyond Mexico and Central America.
“Border Patrol agents assigned to Del Rio Sector’s Eagle Pass Station arrested six Eritrean nationals after they illegally entered the United States, Nov. 23-27,” the report stated.
Del Rio Sector agents have also arrested migrants during the same period, including two males from Syria, one from Lebanon, and another from Tajikistan.
“We encounter individuals from all over the world attempting to illegally enter our country. Our agents are focused and work hard to ensure that we detect, arrest, and identify anyone that enters our country in order to maintain safety of our communities,” Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens disclosed.
According to the media release, the past Fiscal Year covered October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021 and included encounters in Del Rio Sector with 106 nationalities. The sector reported 28,111 undocumented migrants, from 50 countries, in October. The Del Rio Sector continues to see more than 1,000 encounters each day.
“A typical day at the office in the Del Rio Sector. A group of 107 migrants was encountered yesterday in Eagle Pass, consisting of 103 Venezuelans, 3 Colombians, and 1 Nicaraguan national,” Owens tweeted earlier this week.
It’s not “one-size-fits-all”.— Jason D. Owens (@JOwensUSBP) November 30, 2021
Consider the processing complexities a #BorderPatrol agent faces daily:
– Thousands of people
– 100+ different countries
All require different protocols, treatment, detention space… https://t.co/9DAnlotwQ5
In September, the Del Rio Sector attracted the attention of the nation when approximately 14,000 mostly Haitian migrants crossed the Rio Grande River to gather under the Del Rio International Bridge.
The Daily Wire reported that more than 10,000 illegal immigrants established camp under a bridge at Del Rio, Texas, in September. Others put it closer to 14,000
“The new crisis in Del Rio comes amid back-to-back months of Border Patrol recording well over 200,000 encounters with illegal aliens on the U.S. Southern Border,” The Daily Wire reported.
On Sunday, Border Patrol apprehended over 250 additional migrants gathering under the same bridge.
“The source says the nationalities of the migrants were a mix of mostly Venezuelan and Cuban migrants. The source, speaking on the condition of anonymity, says the nearly 300 migrants are being held under the port of entry while they await transportation to nearby Border Patrol stations in the region,” Breitbart Texas reported.