Border Patrol: 8 migrants found dead in Rio Grande at Texas – ABC News
At least eight migrants were found dead in the Rio Grande after dozens attempted a hazardous crossing near Eagle Pass, Texas, officials said. CBP did not say what country the migrants were from or provide any additional information on the rescue or search.
Border Patrol agents discovered the nine dead migrants in the Rio Grande River on Thursday while apprehending 53 migrants near Eagle Pass, Texas. Mexican officials took custody of 39 migrants on the other side of the river.
The Border Patrol’s Del Rio sector, which includes Eagle Pass, is fast becoming the busiest corridor for illegal crossings. In July, agents stopped migrants nearly 50,000 times in the sector, and discovered hundreds of dead migrants. Many of the migrants were families with young children.
The CPD said it had discovered more than 200 dead migrants in the sector from October through July. Thousands have died attempting to enter the United States from Mexico.
U.S. Rep. Tony Gonzales criticized President Biden for failing to visit the border since taking office in 2021.
The U.S.-Mexico border can be deadly for migrants. In 2021, 728 migrants died crossing the border, a record that is likely an undercount due to data collection limits.
In the first 10 months of fiscal year 2022, Border Patrol agents in Del Rio, Texas, recorded 376,000 migrant apprehensions, a 45% increase from 2021.
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