40 Migrants from 'Special Interest' Countries Arrested in West Texas Border Sector

40 Migrants from 'Special Interest' Countries Arrested in West Texas Border Sector


Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a large number of migrants from “special interest” nations so far this month. The group included migrants from nations known to have terrorist activities.

Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens tweeted a report indicating the arrest of 40 migrants classified as “Other than Mexican.” The group included migrants from countries designated as “special interest” nations including Syria, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan.

Jan. 2-8, DRT agents apprehended 40 illegal border crossers from:

Uzbekistan: 34
Mauritania: 1
Syria: 1
Tajikistan: 4

Knowing who or what crosses our borders is essential to border security. pic.twitter.com/5TfY27nQ6d

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— Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens (@USBPChiefDRT) January 11, 2022

“Knowing who or what crosses our borders is essential to border security,” Chief

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