Last week, Border Patrol agents from the Del Rio Sector detained roughly 7,000 migrants along the Texas-Mexico border. In addition, 3,400 more migrants escaped without being caught.
According to a weekly report posted on Twitter by Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens, his agents detained 6,923 migrants over the course of seven days last week. Chief Owens also reported 3,403 more migrants who were categorized as got-aways.
The total number of border crossers today stands at 10,326.
The detained immigrants arrived in the US from 79 different nations. According to Owens, they included 13 criminal foreigners, three sex offenders, and one with a gun.
The agents came across seven substantial migration groups. This is a sharp decline from earlier weekly reports.
Since Owens reported the capture of approximately 11,000 migrants on December 12, 2022, this is the first weekly review from the Del Rio Sector. In addition, 3,208 known runaways and a total of almost 14,000 known border crossers are included in that tweet.
Breitbart Randy Clark from Texas said in December that CBP officers were subject to a gag order by the Department of Homeland Security. The order, which Breitbart received, forbade Border Patrol managers from disseminating any intermediate arrest data, including the weekly recaps that Owens and other sector commanders of the Border Patrol tweeted.
“Under the heading DHS OPA advise on social media coordination for the lifting of Title 42, the directive was sent. The rule was then amended to prohibit direct contact with media organizations or platforms about the distribution of statistics on migrants apprehended without DHS consent. The Office of Public Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security is referred to as DHS OPA.”
“The policy’s intention to obliterate highly visible photos and real-time statistics from the public realm has disturbed the CBP source. The growing border crisis is anticipated to get worse following Title 42, the source told Breitbart Texas, and the new directive will empower DHS to dominate the narrative.”
The Biden administration appears to have lifted the gag order now that Title 42’s termination has been delayed. Apprehension figures seem to be easier to get now that the numbers are declining.