Agents rescued a double amputee from an island in the middle of the Rio Grande. (CBP photo)

Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Surpasses 2018 Total Apprehension Numbers

The U.S. Border Patrol Rio Grande Valley Sector continues to experience unprecedented numbers in illegal alien apprehensions.

Less than seven months into the fiscal year, the Rio Grande Valley Sector of the U.S. Border Patrol Sector has apprehended more than 164,000 people to date, surpassing the total number of apprehensions made in  fiscal year 2018. The sector continues to work with its federal, state, local and non-governmental partners in addressing the influx of Central and South American migrants crossing into South Texas.

On average, Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrest more than 1100 people per day.

Read more at CBP

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