Total of Three Large Groups This Fiscal Year
Del Rio, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Station arrested two large groups, one consisting of 105 illegal aliens, and the other with 205. This brings the total number of large groups of over 100 people encountered in Del Rio Sector this fiscal year to three.
“Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents have apprehended people from over 45 countries around the world,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz. “Our agents, along with the assistance of our DHS partners, continue to meet each new challenge as the ongoing humanitarian crisis evolves.”
On June 22, agents assigned to the Del Rio Station arrested a group of 105 people shortly after they made an illegal entry by crossing the Rio Grande River. During processing, agents determined that the group consisted of about 82 Haitians as well as a number of South American and African nationals.
On June 24, Del Rio agents arrested a group of 205 people shortly after they made an illegal entry into the United States. The group consisted of about 122 Haitian nationals, but also included nationals from South American and African countries.
All immigrants apprehended in the Del Rio Sector are medically evaluated and are referred to more advanced care if needed.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.