Texas Opens FY 2022 with More ‘Large Group’ Migrant Apprehensions

by BOB PRICE 25 Oct 2021

Border Patrol agents in South Texas continue to find “large groups” of migrants streaming across the Rio Grande from Mexico. The large groups continue the record-setting trend of migrant crossings that led to the apprehension of more than 1.7 million in the recently ended fiscal year.

The new fiscal year began on October 1 and, already, agents are experiencing the complications of processing large groups consisting of at least 100 persons apiece. Some of these large groups contain previously deported criminal aliens, sex offenders, and gang members.
Rio Grande Valley Sector Chief Patrol Agent Brian Hastings tweeted photos of a large group of 169 migrants apprehended near La Grulla, Texas late last week.

Chief Patrol Agent Brian Hastings

In only the first month of FY22, RGV has already apprehended its first large group of migrants in La Grulla, TX. The group of 169 migrants are citizens of Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua.

3:06 PM · Oct 22, 2021

The photos show the group included small children and adults. Agents identified the group of 169 migrants as citizens of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Border Patrol officials classify groups of 100 or more migrants as “large groups.”

Agents also find criminal migrants and gang members hiding in many of these groups.

Hastings tweeted a message late last week reporting the arrest of three dangerous gang members in a matter of hours. Those arrests included one for a gang member with charges pending for homicide, fraud, and trespassing from a New York court.

Chief Patrol Agent Brian Hastings

In a matter of hours, agents arrest three gang members. One gang member has pending criminal charges for homicide, fraud, and trespassing in the state of New York. Read more: https://bit.ly/3poQQQR

3:32 PM · Oct 21, 2021