The Tucson, Arizona, border sector’s agents apprehended nearly 13,000 illegal immigrants in the first week of October 2023, the third straight week the number eclipsed 10,000.
Chief Patrol Agent of the U.S. Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector John Modlin announced a plethora of migrant apprehensions and rescues, posting his weekly numbers to his X account, Breitbart reported.
Modlin reported 12,992 apprehensions, 192 rescues, 127 federal criminal cases, 18 human smuggling events, five narcotics events, and two firearms seized.
Just two days before the post, the border station at Nogales reported that a K9 team made a “significant” seizure of drugs in four abandoned duffel bags.
“The drugs tested positive for meth and fentanyl, totaling 71.0 pounds of meth, with an estimated street value of $63,796, and 63.3 pounds of fentanyl, with an estimated street value of $416,150.”
Nogales is one of nine stations in the Tucson Sector, operating with 3,600 agents. That means there were 3.6 illegal immigrants for every one border agent in the sector during that week.
“Between January 20, 2021, and March 31, 2023, the Biden Administration has removed from the United States only 5,993 illegal aliens who were encountered at the southwest border and who were placed in removal proceedings before an immigration judge during that time,” the report stated.
As well, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that his state has sent over 50,000 illegal aliens to Democrat-led sanctuary cities.
This included 12,500 to Washington, D.C. since April 2022, with over 18,500 sent to New York City and over 13,500 to Chicago since August 2022.
At the same time, thousands of “special interest aliens” have been apprehended by Border Patrol agents in the U.S. under the Biden administration. Details about the nature of the illegal border crossings were reportedly leaked from Customs and Border Protection.
Fox News reported that the “special interest aliens” typically come from countries that the U.S. has associated with terrorism or present a threat to national security.
The leaked data was apparently confirmed by a number of sources inside CBP, which detailed the number of arrests made between October 2021 and October 2023. Border agents reportedly engaged with 6,386 individuals from Afghanistan, 3,153 from Egypt, 659 from Iran, and 538 from Syria.
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