EAGLE PASS, Texas – Border Patrol agents in Del Rio arrested a very large group of immigrants, numbering more than 350, on Tuesday afternoon.
A Border Patrol agent at the scene told Breitbart Texas that a group of just over 350 crossed the Rio Grande from Mexico about five miles north of Eagle Pass. Crossing took place on Tuesday afternoon.
Breitbart Texas notes that Border Patrol agents at Eagle Pass are handling immigrants and preparing to load them onto buses for transport to an already overloaded processing station.
Agents said the group consisted mainly of Cuban and Venezuelan immigrants.
Large mass crossings helped push the Del Rio sector into the country’s busiest in June. Breitbart Texas reported that in June, Del Rio agents arrested more than 45,000 immigrants. Like the group arrested on Tuesday, several migrant groups in June approached 400 migrants in size.
In the days leading up to Independence Day weekend, agents in the Del Rio Strip arrested more than 630 immigrants in three large groups during a 6-hour period on June 30. The group included 638 family units, 340 unaccompanied minors, and 193 single people. adults, officials said.
Over the weekend, the Rio Grande Valley sector agents also dealt with a large group transit, encountering 403 migrants in three large groups. The groups included 195 family units, 52 unaccompanied minors, and 156 single adults, according to information obtained from Border Police officials.
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.