EAGLE PASS, Texas — DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas toured section facilities wrong the Border Patrol’s Del Rio Sector Thursday.
Mayorkas arrived successful Del Rio connected Thursday aft completing a halt successful San Antonio connected Wednesday. In San Antonio, Mayorkas met with metropolis leaders to sermon migrant lodging and transit issues. As reported by Breitbart Texas, San Antonio leaders person asked for limitations connected migrants sent from the borderline communities of Laredo, Del Rio, and Eagle Pass to beryllium capped astatine 600 daily.
San Antonio’s migrant assets halfway faces overcrowding and complaints from residents astir panhandling successful high-traffic areas.
As portion of the tour, Mayorkas visited a precocious opened and overcrowded soft-sided processing installation adjacent Eagle Pass. The halfway was built to location 1,000 migrants awaiting processing which, according to a root wrong CBP, is often astatine 200 percent capacity.
The influx of migrant traffic, to see azygous groups astir 500 beardown astatine times, causes temporary suspensions of regular borderline patrols.
More than 376,000 migrants person been apprehended entering the Del Rio Sector since October 2021, the commencement of the existent fiscal year. Nearly 50,000 were apprehended successful July alone, making the assemblage the busiest successful the nation. According to a root wrong CBP, astir 30 percent of the migrants are returned to Mexico astir immediately.
The summation successful migrant postulation has brought astir a corresponding summation successful migrant deaths. A section ceremonial location contracted to person decedent migrants has reached capableness and tin no longer judge those found successful the Rio Grande oregon connected backstage ranches.
As reported by Breitbart Texas, 5 migrants drowned attempting to transverse the Rio Grande successful a three-day span past week. In different instance, the assemblage of a drowned 3-year-old was discovered. A two-month-old babe was besides recovered floating adjacent but was revived during the aforesaid incident.
Randy Clark is a 32-year seasoned of the United States Border Patrol. Prior to his retirement, helium served arsenic the Division Chief for Law Enforcement Operations, directing operations for 9 Border Patrol Stations wrong the Del Rio, Texas, Sector. Follow him connected Twitter @RandyClarkBBTX.