Border Patrol agents encounter nearly 2,000 migrants in one day

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Border Patrol agents encounter nearly 2,000 migrants in one day

Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley sector encountered nearly 2,000 migrants in a single day on Friday, with hundreds getting past the overwhelmed officers, according to reports.

Within a 24-hour period, there were 1,909 encounters with illegal immigrants, including at least 262 “gotaways,” in which CBP officers monitored their crossing through camera or sensors but did not have the available manpower to apprehend them, Department of Homeland Security sources told Fox News. Many more are likely to have crossed undetected.

The RGV sector has encountered more than 65,000 migrants in the 2022 Fiscal Year, a 161 percent increase from the same period last year. 

In Fiscal Year 2021 over 1.7 million migrants were encountered and more than 192,000 migrants were encountered in September alone.

Asylum seekers await transport by U.S. Border Patrol agents after their group of immigrants crossed the Rio Grande into Texas
Asylum seekers await transport by Border Patrol agents after their group of immigrants crossed the Rio Grande into Texas.
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Immigrants walk towards a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint after they crossed the Rio Grande from Mexico on August 14, 2021 in Roma, Texas.
Immigrants walk towards a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint after they crossed the Rio Grande from Mexico on August 14, 2021 in Roma, Texas.
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On Friday, CBP said four members of the MS-13 street gang were arrested by Border Patrol agents this week along with two migrants with previous arrests for alleged sex crimes.

Officials from the El Paso Sector of the U.S. Border Patrol announced dozens of adults posing as unaccompanied minors had been caught attempting to illegally cross the border, with over 55 adults posing as children apprehended since Oct. 1.

CBP and Texas DPS did not immediately respond to the Post’s request for comment.

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