Border Patrol agents arrested nearly 192,000 immigrants who illegally crossed from Mexico in June, according to government records reviewed by Preepart Texas. Since March 1, agents have arrested more than 182,000 immigrants in the nine southwest border sectors.
According to a source working under the U.S. Customs and Border Protection umbrella, Border Patrol agents detained fewer than 192,000 illegal border crossings between ports of entry in June. The source told Breitbart Texas that Border Patrol agents are exhausted and overwhelmed while trying to keep up with the scale of the illegal crossings.
In a sign of the human smugglers’ transformation tactics in Mexico, the Del Rio Strip led the nation in June as agents responded to the massive number of crossings of large migrant groups. Agents in the sector arrested more than 45,000 migrants in June — some in groups of up to 400. Large groups force border patrol supervisors to put all their resources into transporting, processing, and caring for the migrants.
The Rio Grande Valley sector barely fell into second place as agents arrested just under 45,000 immigrants. The El Paso, Tucson, and Yuma sectors each represent more than 20,000 concerns.
Because agents are tied to processing these immigrants in shelters that are beyond capacity, smugglers are free to transport other immigrants inland. The tactics used had several tragic results in June.
Jun 10 / DashCam video shows the brutal impact as the driver was unable to avoid hitting the fleeing immigrant.
Later this month, at least four more immigrants died at the hands of human smugglers as they crashed their cars while fleeing Texas and federal law enforcement personnel.
National media attention didn’t focus on this trend until 53 immigrants died after being locked inside a tractor trailer in San Antonio on June 27.
With nearly 192,000 immigrants arrested in June, Border Patrol agents encounter more than 1.6 million immigrants during fiscal year 22 (which began October 1, 2021). With four months into the year, the total of immigrant fears by agents is nearly 20,000 shy of the record 1,659,206 fears in fiscal year 2012.
In addition, approximately 400,000 immigrants have successfully infiltrated the US interior without being arrested. This brings the total known migrant crossings to over 2 million.
Randy Clark He is a 32-year-old veteran of the United States Border Patrol. Prior to his retirement, he served as Chief of Law Enforcement Operations, directing operations for nine Border Patrol stations within the Del Rio, Texas sector. Follow him on Twitter @RandyClarkBBTX.