DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Station arrested a family of three from Iran, June 21.
“Agents in Del Rio Sector encounter individuals from countries all throughout the world,” said Del Rio Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Doyle E. Amidon, Jr. “The vigilance, diligence, and dedication to duty that our agents display on a daily basis is second to none. The security of our neighborhoods, communities, and our great nation is our top priority.”
Agents conducting line watch duties observed three individuals who had just crossed the border illegally. This group consisted of a mother, father, and child who were later identified as Iranian nationals. All subjects were transported to the Comstock Station and processed in accordance with U.S. Customs and Border Protection guidelines.
Throughout FY 2019, Del Rio Sector arrested people from 59 different countries. So far in FY 2020, Del Rio Sector has arrested individuals from 63 different countries.
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.