Del Rio Sector

Technology Aids Agents Finding Migrants in Remote Texas Border Sector

The use of hi-tech surveillance systems and aircraft enable Border Patrol agents in the Del Rio Sector to more efficiently patrol and defend the vast region in West Texas. The agents utilized ground and aerial-based systems to locate smuggled migrants and direct agents to their locations.

Technology aids Border Patrol surveillance. (Photos: U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector)

Texas Migrant Bridge Camp Empty — Some Moved to Other U.S. Border Sectors

DEL RIO, Texas — Border Patrol officials cleared the last remaining migrants on Friday from the infamous camp under the Del Rio International Bridge. At one point earlier this week, the Biden administration detained as many as 15,000 mostly Haitian migrants in squalid conditions under the bridge. Since then, officials moved the migrants to other detention facilities, to Haiti on Title 42 repatriation flights, allowed some to self-deport to Mexico, or released some into the United States with notices to report to an immigration office for expedited removal hearings.

Workers cleared the grounds under the Del Rio International Bridge after the last remaining migrants were removed. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol)

Photos Show Scale of Texas Response to Border Crisis in Del Rio

DEL RIO, Texas — Photos and video show the massive effort being executed by the State of Texas to stop or reduce the record-setting border crossings taking place in the Del Rio Border Patrol Sector. The sector rose to the second busiest along the southern border in recent months and garnered national attention.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, center, speaks during a news conference along the Rio Grande, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, in Del Rio, Texas. The U.S. is flying Haitians camped in a Texas border town back to their homeland and blocking others from crossing the border from Mexico. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

DHS Steps Up Removal Flights for Haitian Migrants at Border Bridge Camp

DEL RIO, Texas — Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told reporters Monday that his agency is stepping up the number of daily flights to remove Haitian migrants from the makeshift camp along the Rio Grande border with Mexico. The secretary stressed that irregular migration is not safe and will not be tolerated.

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz address reporters at the migrant camp in Del Rio, Texas. (Photo: Randy Clark, Breitbart Texas)

‘They Will Be Removed,’ Says Border Patrol Chief at Texas Migrant Camp

The Chief of the United States Border Patrol, Raul Ortiz, told reporters the thousands of migrants gathered at the makeshift camp in Del Rio, Texas, will be removed to their country of origin.  His comments came during a press conference near the scene where more than 12,000 mostly Haitian migrants are being held.

Border Patrol Chief Raul L. Ortiz speaks to the media near the International Bridge where thousands of Haitian migrants have formed a makeshift camp, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in Del Rio, Texas. Ortiz said that 3,300 migrants have already been removed from the Del Rio camp to planes or detention …

Haitian Camp Crisis Brings Chaos to Two Small Cities on Texas-Mexico Border

The crisis unfolding at a makeshift camp of nearly 15,000 mostly Haitian migrants under the Del Rio International Bridge has a devastating impact on the local community of Del Rio, Texas. Although mostly out of the public eye due to the remote location of the camp, residents are feeling the impact in the small Texas town. The closure of ports of entry leading to Acuna, Coahuila, Mexico, forced many local businesses in Del Rio to operate with fewer employees.

Haitian migrants use a dam to cross to and from the United States from Mexico, Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, in Del Rio, Texas. Thousands of Haitian migrants have assembled under and around a bridge in Del Rio presenting the Biden administration with a fresh and immediate challenge as it tries …

Texas Governor Sends Highway Patrol, National Guard to Block Migrants at Border

Texas Governor Greg Abbott deployed a contingent of Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Highway Patrol troopers to stop the free flow of mostly Haitian migrants from crossing the Rio Grande. The force of nearly 1,000 troopers and National Guard soldiers entered the makeshift migrant camp housing nearly 15,000 migrants under the Del Rio International Bridge.

Dozens of Texas DPS Highway Patrol vehicles line up to stop the flow of migrants into the makeshift camp in Del Rio, Texas. (Photo: Texas Department of Public Safety)

49 Migrants Found Locked in Tractor-Trailer at West Texas Border Patrol Checkpoint

Big Bend Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended 49 migrants found locked inside a tractor-trailer at the Interstate 10 immigration checkpoint. The apprehension at the checkpoint comes on the same day Border Patrol officials closed similar checkpoints in the Del Rio Sector. Officials have subsequently closed the Laredo Sector checkpoints in an attempt to divert additional resources to the humanitarian crisis in Del Rio, Texas.

Sierra Blanca Border Patrol agents find 49 migrants locked inside a tractor-trailer at the Interstate 10 Immigration Checkpoint. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Big Bend Sector)

EXCLUSIVE: Border Patrol Moves Migrants from Del Rio Camp with School Buses

A major movement of migrants from the makeshift camp located under the Del Rio, Texas International Bridge is underway, according to a law enforcement source within U.S. Customs and Border Protection. A school bus marked “San Felipe-Del Rio Consolidated Independent School District” entered the camp to assist the Border Patrol in moving the migrants. It is unknown if the bus is part of the school district’s active fleet used to transport students.

A Texas school bus arrives to begin moving migrants from the Del Rio Camp. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector)

Feds Ask Texas to Help with Del Rio Bridge Detention Camp Crisis

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials requested help from Texas officials to stem the growing humanitarian crisis in Del Rio where more than 9,000 migrants are detained under a bridge. Texas Governor Greg Abbott responded by sending additional DPS troopers and National Guard units to “shut down six ports of entry” and “stop the caravans from overrunning our state.”

Thousand of migrants are detained under the Del Rio International Bridge. (Staff Photo: Congressman Tony Gonzales)