(RoyalPatriot.com )- In the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2022, the Del Rio Sector of the Texas border saw nearly a 75 percent increase in the number of unaccompanied minors attempting to illegally enter the United States.
A report released by Customs and Border Protection on February 11 reveals that from October 1 to December 31, 2021, 2,280 unaccompanied minors were encountered in the Del Rio Sector. During the same time in Fiscal Year 2021, only 1,305 unaccompanied minors were encountered in this sector. That’s a 74.7 percent increase in a year.
In January 2022, the total number of illegal aliens apprehended crossing the US border nearly doubled compared to January 2021.
Nearly 154,000 illegals were apprehended this January compared to 78,414 that were apprehended during Donald Trump’s last month in office.
In total, agents apprehended 153,941 illegals in January 2022. That’s a 96.3 percent increase over the previous January and the highest number of apprehensions made in the first month of the year since reporting began in January 2000.
In January, the Del Rio Sector became the busiest sector with Border Patrol apprehending 30,773 illegals. This is a staggering 176 percent increase from January 2021. For the first time in history, the Del Rio Sector surpassed the Rio Grande Valley Sector in the number of illegal apprehensions.
In the first twelve months after Joe Biden’s inauguration, over 2.1 million illegals were apprehended along the southern border while another 500,000 were classified as “got aways” by Border Patrol.
According to Customs and Border Protection, among the unaccompanied minors who have been apprehended in the Del Rio Sector during the month of February was a 5-year-old Guatemalan girl who crossed the border by herself on February 7.
On February 9, agents apprehended another 5-year-old, this time from Honduras. That same day, two 16-year-old Mexican nationals along with a 14-year-old Mexican crossed the Del Rio Sector border within an hour of each other.
Unaccompanied minors are transported to the nearest Border Patrol station where they undergo health screening and are processed. Once they have been processed, the children are transferred to the care of the Office of Refugee Resettlement and Health and Human Services.