COVID-19 cases among apprehended migrants in the Rio Grande Valley sector along our Southern border have jumped 900 percent over the last 14 months, according to an exclusive report from Fox News.
The report found that the Rio Grande Valley region detained 135 COVID-19 positive migrants, accounting for 60 percent of all positive COVID-19 cases across all the border regions migrants attempt to cross.
In a local radio interview, the Chief of the Rio Grande Valley Sector Brian Hastings told KURV 710 AM that over 40 of his border patrol agents have tested positive for COVID-19 during the fiscal year.
This new data comes as border apprehensions pass 1 million for the first time since 2006, now on track to set a new record and that will surpass both 1986’s 1.69 million apprehensions and 2000’s 1.67 million apprehensions.
Former Acting Commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan highlighted the threat that this trend poses to America,