Del Rio Sector sets a new record for single-day migrant apprehensions by agents, with more than 1,000 arrests on Thursday.
Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Austin Skero tweeted the news.
The chief also said his agents stopped 27 human smuggling attempts and 3 convicted sex offenders over the past 48 hours.
Chief Skero tweeted images one day earlier of a large group of migrants that had been apprehended near the Rio Grande. “Large group” is defined by Border Patrol as more than 100 migrants crossing in a single incident.
Del Rio Station agents see the bulk of large group apprehensions and apprehended approximately 230 every day for the past 60 days, Skero said.
Del Rio Sector agents apprehended 90,392 migrants so far – since the beginning of the fiscal year on October 1 2020. It is a 337% increase over the previous year’s 18,936.