Migrant rescues along the U.S.-Mexico Border by patrol agents reached a staggering 9,500 through the end of June. Officials report this nine-month total is 81 percent more than seen during Fiscal Year 2020.
Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Austin Skero tweeted that Border Patrol agents rescued a record high 9,500 migrants during the first nine months of Fiscal Year 21, which began on October 1, 2020. He said this represents an 81 percent increase over the total number of rescues carried out in all of Fiscal Year 2020 — which was also a record.
Smugglers are abandoning migrants in dangerous areas, leading to a dramatic rise in rescues CBP wide. In Fiscal Year 21 thru June, CBP conducted 9,500 rescues, which is 81% more than ALL of Fiscal Year 20. Del Rio Sector agents have performed over 1,700 of these rescues! pic.twitter.com/1LCMPs5jIq
— Chief Patrol Agent