The migrants caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border at the sector are not just coming from South American countries, with many coming from Africa and the Middle East.
厄立特里亚, 黎巴嫩, 乌兹别克斯坦, Lebanon and Tajikistan — next door to Taliban-controlled Afghanistan — were some of the countries from which the apprehended migrants had traveled.
October at the Del Rio border sector alone saw over 28,000 illegal migrants apprehended from 50 different countries.
海关与边境保护 (CBP) issued a statement on Tuesday outlining the countries of origin for the apprehended migrants.
“We encounter individuals from all over the world attempting to illegally enter our country,” Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens said in the 释放. “Our agents are focused and work hard to ensure that we detect, 逮捕, and identify anyone that enters our country in order to maintain [的] safety of our communities.”
The apprehended migrants further illustrate the compounding crisis at the southern border that has largely been ignored by the Biden administration.
Vice President Harris, who was tapped by President Biden to be the point person on the border crisis, has largely been inactive when it comes to solving the issue.
The crisis has gotten so bad that Texan landowners affected by it have demanded that the federal government compensate them for damages sustained.
“It’s getting very expensive. We have heard nothing from the federal government on help for private property owners,” South Texans’ Property Rights Association executive director Susan Kibbe told Fox and Friends on Wednesday.