“Big Bend Sector agents work hard every day along with local agencies to protect the American people and safeguard our borders.”
Big Bend Sector Chief Patrol Agent Sean McGoffin on a large group of over 70 people apprehended south of Alpine, Texas.
dec 2, 2021
- On Wednesday, Big Bend Sector Border Patrol Agents apprehended a large group of people with the help of Big Bend National Park Rangers.
- The group was apprehended south of Alpine, Texas - located in a sector that does not typically see as much activity as other border sectors.
- There were over 70 people in this group - all from Venezuela. If you were to fly from Venezuela to Alpine, you would cover nearly 3,000 miles.
- Those attempting entry at the U.S. southern border usually come from countries including Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras and El Salvador. Although, people have come from countries further away, such as Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba, Brazil and Ecuador.
Big Picture: In September, Customs and Border Protection marked the end of fiscal year 2021 (Oct. 2020 - Sept. 2021), and the number of encounters along the U.S. southern border totaled the highest ever recorded. As CBP continues to see high numbers of people attempting entry along the southern border, questions arise as to if the pace will change in fiscal year 2022.
Click HERE to watch Jenna's Coffee Talk covering the media release from the Big Bend Sector from CBP (at 4 minutes, 58 seconds)
Here's the media release from CBP: Agents Apprehend Large Group in National Park