Big Bend Sector Border Patrol agents arrested multiple groups of migrants who illegally crossed the border on Tuesday. The groups of migrants included two previously deported men with convictions for rape and sexual assault.
Sanderson Station Border Patrol agents patrolling the eastern end of the Big Bend Sector encountered a group of migrants who appeared to have illegally crossed the border from Mexico into Texas. The agents interviewed the migrants and confirmed they were illegally present in the U.S., according to information obtained from Border Patrol officials. Agents reported the migrants wore camouflage to prevent detection and apprehension.
The agents transported the 22 migrants to the Sanderson Station for processing, medical screening, and a criminal background investigation. All migrants apprehended by Border Patrol agents go through this process before being expelled to Mexico under Title 42 coronavirus protection protocols put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.