Venezuelan migrant attacks at the border up 9000 percent

Breitbart Texas has reviewed preliminary arrest data indicating that some migrant demographics encountered in October have risen to 9,000 percent compared to October 2020. The documents were provided by a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) source who did not is authorized to speak to the media.

CBP does not normally release this data and will instead combine migrant arrests of citizens outside Mexico and the Central American countries of the Northern Triangle as “Other.”

In October, nearly 8,000 Brazilian nationals were arrested, an increase of more than 4,000 percent compared to October last year. More than 13,000 Venezuelan nationals were arrested, representing an increase of 9,000 percent over the same period. More than 9,000 Nicaraguans were encountered, an increase of 3,500 percent.

A total of 30,537 migrants were arrested from these three countries in October. Almost half were single adults. More than 15,000 were members of family units and less than 400 were unaccompanied minors.

As for the Venezuelan nationals, many moved to neighboring Colombia and other third countries before moving to the United States.

The border patrol often encounters large groups from Venezuela, Nicaragua and Brazil in western Texas in the countryside. Groups of nearly 200 have become the norm near Eagle Pass.

The increase in arrests of migrants from countries outside the northern triangle shows, according to the source, the probability that pull factors caused by reduced deportations have a greater impact than problems in the home countries.

The source says the increase in migrant arrests from Venezuela, Brazil and Nicaragua threatens to add to an already unsustainable situation along the southern border.

Randy Clark
is a 32-year veteran of the United States Border Patrol. Prior to his retirement, he served as Head of the Department of Law Enforcement Operations, directing operations for nine border patrol stations in the Del Rio, Texas, sector. Follow him on Twitter @RandyClarkBBTX.

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