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Alien Apprehensions Increase in Del Rio Sector

Release Date: 
December 17, 2020

Del RIO, Texas Illegal alien encounters in U.S. Border Patrol’s Del Rio Sector increased 182 percent in the month of November 2020 compared to November 2019.

With increased technology and teamwork with our law enforcement partners, Del Rio Sector expands our presence and ability to arrest those seeking to cross the border illegally. In total, 8,472 individuals were apprehended by Del Rio Sector in November 2020, compared to 3,008 in November 2019. Among those arrested in November 2020, 7,951 were single adults in comparison to the arrests of only 1,793 single adults in November 2019, marking a 343 percent increase.

CBP encountered more than 61,000 single adults along the Southwest border last month, continuing to drive the trend of single adults attempting to illegally enter the United States.

“There has been a significant increase in arrests of single adults attempting to illegally enter the United States in our area of responsibility,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Austin L. Skero II. “The men and women of Del Rio Sector work to detect, deter, and apprehend anyone seeking to violate the immigration laws of the United States.”

All illegal aliens are processed in accordance with CBP guidelines.

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Last modified: 
February 3, 2021