Border Patrol agents in the Del Rio Sector have seen a 911% in illegal immigrants found hiding on trains in the sector’s Uvalde Station compared to the same time last fiscal year – the latest sign of a dramatic surge in illegal immigration at the border, and the state of the ongoing border crisis.
In a press release, Customs and Border Protection said that in FY 2020, Del Rio Sector agents apprehended 372 illegal immigrants. During the current fiscal year, with three months still to go, agents have encountered 3,390.
BORDER PATROL AGENTS SEE 3,166% INREASE IN CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER ARRESTS IN DEL RIO SECTOR
“Uvalde Station continues to see a troubling increase in migrants encountered during train check operations,” Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Austin Skero said in a statement.
Skero also noted the increased risk due to the heightened summer temperatures in the South.
“They are found hiding i
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