DEL RIO, Texas – The United States Border Patrol Del Rio, Texas Sector reported a record number of apprehensions of illegal aliens from differently country nationalities compared to last year.
“The apprehension of migrants from countries such as Brazil, Haiti, China, and countries of Africa have increased significantly this fiscal year,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz. “We continue to work with our law enforcement partners to combat threats in an effort to protect our country and the community.”
Since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2020, which began Oct. 1, 2019, agents in the Del Rio Sector have apprehended migrants from more than 30 countries, other than Mexico, compared to 15 this time last year.
All illegal aliens have been processed per U.S. Customs and Border Protection guidelines.
All people apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks utilizing multiple databases including the use of biometrics to ensure those with criminal history are positively identified regardless of their immigration status.
The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is part of the Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations.
To report suspicious activity, call the Del Rio Sector’s toll free number at 1-866-511-8727.