Del Rio Sector Agents Continue to Arrest Multiple Nationalities
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in Del Rio Sector continue to arrest people from numerous countries across the globe.
“Del Rio Sector continues to arrest individuals from around the world,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz. “So far this year, the men and women of Del Rio Sector have arrested people from 41 different countries. Del Rio Sector has coordinated with local hospitals and contract medical professionals to be prepared to process and manage these detainees safely.”
On Jan. 28, Border Patrol agents from several Del Rio Sector stations, arrested 22 subjects from Haiti, 17 Honduran nationals, and three Brazilian nationals. Jan. 26, agents assigned to the Del Rio Station arrested a Chinese national north of Del Rio. The 36-year-old male tried to run from a vehicle that failed to yield from Border Patrol agents.
Since October of this year, Del Rio Sector has arrested over 130 people from Brazil, over 700 Haitian nationals, and over 3,500 Honduran nationals. In that time frame, Del Rio Sector has also arrested about 30 people from the Peoples Republic of China. Throughout all of fiscal year 2019, Del Rio Sector only arrested six people from China.
The safety and wellbeing of detainees, employees, and the general public is paramount to the men and women of Del Rio Sector. Every station in the sector has personal protective equipment available in the event of illness and has taken steps to ensure any symptomatic individual can be treated at an appropriate medical facility and segregated from healthy individuals as ordered by a medical professional.
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.