According to a law enforcement source within US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a group of more than 100 immigrants was encountered entering a remote area between Del Rio and Eagle Pass, Texas. The area is guarded by Border Patrol agents from Brackettville Station. They haven’t seen groups of this size lately.
According to the source, the group was transferred to several border guard posts within the region for processing. According to the source, the remoteness of the area in question is a cause for concern, as there are no medical facilities nearby if needed.
On Wednesday morning, the group crossed near the Rio Grande Dam between del Rio and Eagle Pass, 30 miles from the nearest town. The group consists of over 100 mostly Cuban family units, 1 adult, and unaccompanied children.
According to the source, there were also immigrants from Venezuela and the Dominican Republic.
The source says unmarried adult immigrants are contributing to the overcrowding at border patrol posts in the Del Rio sector. The source explained that agents are relying on the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office to find a place of long-term detention for unmarried adults. There are currently over 1,500 single adult immigrants sitting in the Del Rio sector stations.
As authorities in Mexico shift their operations to combat illegal human trafficking, smugglers are adjusting crossing points in response. Other rural areas Within the sector by cartels to transport their human cargo.
The current influx of migrants within the sector is straining transportation and processing resources. The Del Rio sector ranks second along the southwestern border sectors in immigrant concerns. In October, the sector arrested more than 28,000 migrants.
the flow Forced sector For the use of concentration camps in the open air.
In September, the sector detained more than 15,000 migrants, mostly Haitians, in a outdoor temporary camp While transportation and places of permanent detention were provided.
Randy Clark He is a 32-year-old veteran of the United States Border Patrol. Prior to his retirement, he held the position of Chief of Law Enforcement Operations, managing operations for nine border guard stations within the Del Rio, Texas sector. Follow him on Twitter @RandyClarkBBTX.