Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio area have apprehended more than 17,000 migrants in the past five days, according to an unofficial Border Patrol report.
Del Rio District Deputy Chief Patrol Officer Juan Bernal posted a report on X showing 17,034 immigrant arrests in the last five days. The migrants illegally crossed the border from Mexico, primarily into the Eagle Pass area of operations.
In the past five days, Del Rio Sector officials have arrested 17,034 illegal immigrants who illegally crossed the border from Mexico into the United States. Throughout these unprecedented times, our agents remain committed to securing our borders and protecting our nation. #usbp pic.twitter.com/Y50PZu4eDW
— Acting Chief Patrol Agent Juan G. Bernal (@USBPChiefDRT) December 7, 2023
Secretary Bernal called the current border crisis “unprecedented times.”
This week, agents arrested more than 3,000 migrants in 24 hours.
In the past 24 hours, Del Rio sector officials encountered more than 3,000 illegal immigrants. Our agents worked steadily throughout the day to secure these people and coordinate transportation for all encounters. well done! #law enforcement #usbp pic.twitter.com/O9XZr7a7qb
— Acting Chief Patrol Agent Juan G. Bernal (@USBPChiefDRT) December 6, 2023
Breitbart Texas' Randy Clark reported that a surge of migrants has forced hundreds of people to camp near the only international bridge in Eagle Pass, Texas, with legal border crossings.
“More than 1,200 migrants were provided with thermal mylar blankets and near the International Bridge as authorities exhausted their capacity to transport and detain migrants at nearby Border Patrol stations and the only local soft-sided processing center known as Firefly. ,” Clark wrote.
By the end of November, the Border Patrol had apprehended an estimated 370,000 migrants along the Southwest border in the first two months of fiscal year 24, Breitbart Texas reported. Approximately 81,000 of these apprehensions occurred in the Del Rio area.
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Editor's note: This article originally identified Juan Bernal as the acting lead patrol agent in the Tucson area. This typo has been corrected to reflect his assigned Del Rio sector.