1,600 Percent Increase In Illegal Cuban Entry

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 24, 2019: The US’ Del Rio Border Patrol Sector has seen a 1,600 percent increase of Cuban nationals crossing the Rio Grande River illegally, officials say.

In Fiscal Year 2019, Border Patrol agents within Del Rio Sector have apprehended 119 Cuban nationals. This is a dramatic increase of 1,600 percent compared to the previous Fiscal Year 2018 to date, when agents arrested seven Cuban nationals.

“Migrants seeking entry into the United States need to present themselves at a Port of Entry to be lawfully admitted,” said Del Rio Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Randy Davis. “This recent trend in the Del Rio Sector area of responsibility of Cuban Nationals crossing the border illegally between the POEs highlights the complexity of the immigration problem and the need for an immediate solution.”