Border Patrol agents apprehend 251 migrants over the course of four days

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PRESIDIO, Tx. (KOSA) -- The U.S. Border Patrol has seen an uptick in activity at the border.

According to a press release, Border Patrol agents stationed in Presidio apprehended 251 migrants from Thursday to Sunday.

Late Thursday night agents were informed about a large group of migrants trying to cross the border near Presidio. Agents responded to the location and apprehended a total of 56 migrants.

The following morning agents found 19 migrants who were in the U.S. already.

Over the weekend agents apprehended 176 migrants in the U.S.

“The significant number of arrests by Presidio Station agents is evidence that the dramatic increase in illegal entries along the southern border is impacting us locally.” Chief Hudak added, “The volume of arrests challenges our ability to effectively patrol the border while our agents are consumed by caring for persons in our custody. I commend our agents for their professionalism and dedication in the face of these challenges,” said Big Bend Sector Chief Patrol Agent Matthew Hudak.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, their Big Bend Sector has seen 648 migrants in the first 13 days of May.