Multiple large migrant groups detained in South Texas border sector

Multiple large migrant groups detained in South Texas border sector

Multiple large migrant groups detained in South Texas border sector

Rio Grande Valley Border Police officers encountered several large migrant groups illegally crossing the border from Mexico to Texas. The groups consisted of more than 500 migrants, including 146 unaccompanied migrant children.

During a 48-hour period ending June 16, officers from the Rio Grande Valley Sector encountered 512 migrants at three major group crossings, according to information obtained from border police officers. The groups included migrants from Cuba, Central America and South America.

Agents reported that the groups consisted of 276 family units, 146 unaccompanied migrant children and 90 single adults.

Rio Grande Valley Sector agents encountered more than 100 major groups during fiscal year 22, which began October 1, 2021.

“The logistics required to transport and handle groups of this size remain a heavy burden on manpower and resources as they are often found in desolate areas often inaccessible to large transport vehicles,” officials said. “A group of more than 100 migrants is considered a large group.”

Crossing large migrant groups also affects the Del Rio sector in West Texas. On June 19, Del Rio Sector officials reported the detention of nearly 1,800 migrants in large groups in one day, Breitbart Texas reported.

One of the groups, apprehended near Normandy, Texas, approached 500 migrants in size.

On Father’s Day, Eagle Pass Station, the Texas National Guard, and a local sheriff’s deputy encountered a group of at least 400 migrants crossing the border near Normandy, Texas.

In May, Del Rio Sector agents detained 44,388 or the 222,656 migrants along the southwest border with Mexico, according to the Southwest Land Border Encounters report released last week. The gigantic group of migrants continued to grow in size on Sunday morning.

Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior news officer for the Breitbart Texas-Border team. He is an original member of the Breitbart Texas team. Price is a regular panelist on Fox 26 Houston’s What is your point? Sunday morning talk show. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX and Sightbook.