Border Patrol agents in one sector of Texas have seen a staggering 900 percent increase in arrests of illegal immigrants with criminal backgrounds since this time last year, according to Customs and Border Protection.
In a release put out by CBP Thursday, the agency said it had arrested 760 undocumented individuals since October in the Laredo sector of the Lone Star State.
That’s up from 60 arrests in the same time last year.
The group includes gang members and sex offenders.
Just one day after that notice was released, authorities in Bexar County, Texas, are searching for upwards of 80 migrants being trafficked after an air-conditioned truck was found abandoned just outside San Antonio.
A Texas state trooper watches over Venezuelan immigrants as they wait to be taken into custody by US Border Patrol agents.John Moore/Getty Images A group of Venezuelan immigrants is taken into US Border Patrol custody.John Moore/Getty Images Migrants from Colombia wait to be processed after turning