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According to Information provided by the United States Border Patrol illegal immigration has seen a significant decrease along the Del Rio Border Sector in 2020.
There are many factors that could be attributed to the decrease Including the danger of infections from COVID-19 for those people looking to traverse from their Country of origin into the U.S. which is among the Countries with more infections. Another factor that could be driving the decrease is that Customs and Border Protection now has full authority to now deport without hearings or processing.
According to statistics for fiscal year 2020, the Del Rio Border Sector had a total of 40,342 apprehensions. While the report also stated that in 2019 there were 57,269 apprehensions, a marked decrease of — 42% in apprehensions from one year to the next.
During the 2020 fiscal year there were 2,199 unaccompanied alien children apprehensions while in 2019 there were 3,621 a difference of 1,422 or -39%.
There was also a decrease in Family Unit apprehensions going from 32,835 in 2019 to 7,703 in 2020 or a -77% decrease.
Del Rio Sector Border Apprehension Statistics does show an increase in single adult captures.
In 2020 there have been 30,440 while in 2019 there were 20,813 an increase of about +46%.
The Del Rio Border Sector which includes Maverick County.