Border Patrol agents stationed by the United States’ southwest border with Mexico have recorded over 22,000 migrant apprehensions since Friday. This migrant surge happened on the weekend that leads up to the announced end of CDC’s Title 42, a pandemic-related protocol. However, a federal judge has stopped Pres. Joe Biden’s administration from terminating the program on the scheduled date, which was supposed to be May 23rd.
According to a report by Breitbart Texas, a source operating under the CBP said agents stationed on the southwest border with Mexico managed to apprehend over 22,000 migrants over the weekend. Over 9,000 of those apprehended were caught in the sectors of Rio Grande Valley and Del Border Patrol Rio.
Migrant Apprehensions Eclipse Last Week's Numbers
Whether the Title 42 policy does actually end or not, migrants have voiced out that they feel tired of waiting. They surged across the Rio Grande, heading into the area of operations found in Eagle Pass, Texas. Around 5,000 crossed over the weekend, but this has eclipsed the number of apprehensions in the Del Rio sector just a week before.
The Rio Grande Valley also experienced a surge in migrants crossing over the border as more than 4,000 migrants crossed the border into South Texas illegally, as per Breitbart’s source.
Officials from Border Patrol have already called in every available Eagle Pass agent on Sunday while rising numbers of migrants illegally crossed the border from Mexico into Texas. On Sunday evening, a big group of over 30 migrants crossed close to Normandy Texas, while other people tried to stream across into Eagle Pass.
Another group of around 300 migrants crossed the border close to Eagle Pass. Also, at a nearby hydro plant, border agents managed to find another large migrant group made up of around 100 people This brings the migrant apprehensions count to over 700.
From April 1 to May 15, around 513,000 migrants crossed the southwest border with Mexico illegally. This number represents apprehensions that the April Southwest Border Migration Report cited.