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The US Border Patrol arrested 675 migrants in less than 6 hours

DEL RIO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – On June 30, the US Border Patrol detained 675 migrants less than six hours after they crossed into Texas illegally.

“A large group is a group of 100 or more subjects,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens. “Currently, the Del Rio Sector is responsible for more than 50% of all large gang apprehensions in the country. With less infrastructure and staffing than larger Border Patrol sectors, this puts an enormous burden on our communities and prevents our agents from doing what they signed up to do – patrol our border and to protect the security of this country.”

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TOPSHOT – U.S. Border Patrol and National Guard troops play with a migrant child as they apprehend a group of migrants in Eagle Pass, Texas, near the border with Mexico on June 30, 2022.

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The first group of 299 migrants entered the United States illegally near Eagle Pass. It consisted of migrants from many different countries, including four Iranians, two Bolivians, two Chileans, 34 Colombians, 79 Cubans, three Ecuadorians, one Guatemalan, one Honduran, one Panamanian, 10 Peruvians, one Mexican, 16 Nicaraguans. from Mexico and 145 from Venezuela.

Three hours later, another group of 216 undocumented migrants was caught. It consisted of migrants from different countries: 23 Colombians, 62 Cubans, 3 Dominicans, 11 Peruvians, 5 Nicaraguans and 112 Venezuelans.

Less than two and a half hours later, at around 4:41 p.m., 160 undocumented migrants were apprehended after illegal entry near Eagle Pass. The group consisted of migrants from a total of seven different countries: 14 from Colombia, 37 from Cuba, one from the Dominican Republic, three from Guatemala, five from Peru, three from Nicaragua and 97 from Venezuela.

All of those apprehended were taken to the nearest Processing Center and processed in accordance with Customs and Border Protection policies.

The US Border Patrol arrested 675 migrants in less than 6 hours

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