EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14) — El Paso’s Border Patrol Sector prepares days before the expected increase in migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border.
A federal judge is expected to rule shortly on if the Biden administration can end title 42 come Monday.
Migrant encounters in El Paso have reached a new high.
“The El Paso Sector right now, we’ve seen record numbers,” said Marrero-Rubio.
Border patrol says they’ve already seen an uptick in illegal border crossings.
In April, El Paso Border Patrol sector averaged over 1,000 migrant encounters a day, according to BP agent, Orlando Marrero-Rubio.
Agents predict they’re going to be busier if and when Title 42 is lifted, Marrero-Rubio said:
“We have the flexibility of allocating any resources from other stations, other sectors, to come and help out with operations if needed.
“My biggest concern is transferring the migrants out of our custody in a safe and timely manner.
But like I said before, we are already working on that situation with our partner agencies and our local, state and federal partners in order to accomplish that.”
So far in fiscal year 2022, the El Paso sector has encountered 143,124 migrants, a 56.2 percent increase over this time in 2021 … READ MORE.