Texas Border Affairs
DEL RIO, Texas – US Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio area apprehended three large groups of migrants in less than six hours, shortly after they illegally entered the United States on June 30.
At approximately 10:58 a.m., a group of 299 undocumented migrants were apprehended after illegally entering the United States near Eagle Pass. The group was made up of migrants from many different countries including 79 Cubans, 34 Colombians, 145 Venezuelans, three Ecuadorians, four Iranians, two from Bolivia, two Chileans, one from Mexico, one from Honduras, one Guatemalan, one from Panama, 16 Nicaraguans . , and 10 Peruvians.
About three hours later, another large group of 216 undocumented aliens were apprehended after illegally entering the United States near Eagle Pass. The group was made up of migrants from different countries: 62 Cubans, 23 Colombians, 112 Venezuelans, three Dominicans, 11 Peruvians and five Nicaraguans.
Less than two and a half hours later around 4:41 p.m., 160 undocumented migrants were apprehended after entering the United States illegally near Eagle Pass. The group was made up of migrants from a total of seven different countries, including 37 Cubans, 97 Venezuelans, three Nicaraguans, 14 Colombians, five Peruvians, two Guatemalans, one from the Dominican Republic and one from Guatemala.
“A large group is a group consisting of 100 or more subjects,” said Jason D. Owens, chief patrol officer for the Del Rio area. “Currently, the Del Rio area is responsible for over 50% of all major group arrests in the country. With less infrastructure and personnel than larger Border Patrol areas, it puts tremendous pressure on our communities and prevents our officers from doing what they are signed up to do – patrol our border and keep this country safe. .
All individuals were transported to the nearest processing center and processed in accordance with Customs and Border Protection policies.
To report suspicious activity, call the Del Rio area toll-free number at 1-866-511-8727.