Posted on July 6, 2022

Large Migrant Groups Overwhelm Two Busiest Border Sectors in Texas

Bob Price, Breitbart, July 5, 2022

Border Patrol agents in the nation’s two busiest sectors continue to be overwhelmed by large migrant groups crossing from Mexico into South Texas. Human smugglers utilize the tactic of moving large groups of migrants across the border to tie up Border Patrol resources.

In the Rio Grande Valley Sector, agents encountered three large groups over the Independence Day weekend. The groups totaled 403 migrants, including 195 family units, 52 unaccompanied minors, and 156 single adults, according to information obtained from Border Patrol officials.


In the five days leading up to the holiday weekend, RGV agents encountered eight more large groups totaling nearly 1,200 migrants. The groups crossed the Rio Grande from Mexico into Hidalgo and Starr counties.


Further upstream in what is now the nation’s busiest sector, Del Rio Sector agents encountered three more large groups during a six-hour period on June 30. The three crossings all occurred in the Eagle Pass area of operations.