Christmas Slightly Slowed Illegal Alien Crossings In Tucson Sector

[Photo courtesy John R. Modlin, Chief Patrol Agent of the U.S. Border Patrol]

During the Christmas holiday, apprehensions by Border Patrol agents traditionally fall as illegal alien crossings choose to stay with family during the holy week. That trend held this past week, however the number of migrant crossings were still unmanageable.

Despite the slight dip over the holiday, December remains a record breaking month for illegal entries in the Tucson Sector.

According to John R. Modlin, Chief Patrol Agent of the U.S. Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector, Border Patrol agents apprehended another 16,800 illegal aliens this week.

Along with the apprehensions, agents conducted 22 rescues.

The week prior, agents made 19,400 apprehensions and 15 rescues.

Bill Melugin of FOX News reported on that, “there have now been over 276,00 migrant encounters at the southern border in December, the highest single month ever recorded, breaking the prior record set in September at 269,735, and there are still 3 days of December left. Record is being shattered. This new record number includes over 230,000 Border Patrol apprehensions of illegal immigrants in December, also the highest single month of apprehensions ever recorded for Border Patrol.”

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