Breitbart | by Bob Price and Randy Clark | November 2, 2022
During the first month of the new fiscal year, Border Patrol agents apprehended approximately 204,000 migrants who illegally crossed the border between ports of entry. In October 2021, Agents apprehended a record-setting 159,113 migrants. This October shatters that record with an increase of more than 28 percent.
The apprehension by Border Patrol agents of more than 204,000 migrants in October represents the eighth-straight month where agents apprehended more than 200,000 migrants. The number of apprehensions this October comes from an unofficial report reviewed exclusively by Breitbart Texas.
Migrants being processed by U.S. Border Patrol after they illegally crossed the Mexican border into Eagle Pass, Texas, in October. (Photo by Allison Dinner / AFP via Getty Images)
The El Paso Sector jumped ahead of the Rio Grande Valley and Del Rio Sectors to become the busiest of the nine southwest Border Patrol sectors, the report revealed. El Paso agents apprehended approximately 53,000 migrants. This is up from nearly 14,000 apprehended in October 2021 — an increase of nearly 280 percent.
Del Rio Sector apprehensions fell from 43,000 in September to approximately 42,000 in October. However, the October apprehensions are up by 50 percent over last October’s apprehension of just over 28,200 migrants.
In the Rio Grande Valley Sector, agents apprehended approximately 28,000 migrants. This represents a slight increase from September when agents apprehended 27,863 migrants.
Venezuelan migrants camping out in Mexico before crossing into El Paso, Texas, in October 2022. (Herika Martinez/AFP Via Getty)
Demographics of migrant apprehensions are shifting along the Rio Grande as Venezuelan migrants appear to be moving in large numbers from the Del Rio Sector to the El Paso Sector. The Del Rio Sector is now seeing increasing numbers of Cuban migrants, according to a source within U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior news contributor for the Breitbart Texas-Border team. He is an original member of the Breitbart Texas team. Price is a regular panelist on Fox 26 Houston’s What’s Your Point? Sunday-morning talk show. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX and Facebook.
Randy Clark is a 32-year veteran of the United States Border Patrol. Prior to his retirement, he served as the Division Chief for Law Enforcement Operations, directing operations for nine Border Patrol Stations within the Del Rio, Texas, Sector. Follow him on Twitter @RandyClarkBBTX.