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Border patrol officers estimate the number of known migrant escapes at more than 100,000 since the start of the exercise in October. A source operating under U.S. Customs and Border Protection, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the agency recorded 47,500 entries during the month of October. This is followed by 52,000 additional releases in November. The source believes that the increase in November means more than 600,000 migrant leaks will be recorded this fiscal year if the trend continues.

The source says the constant flow of apprehended migrants along the southern border is hampering the agency’s ability to adequately patrol miles from the border. The lack of routine patrols increases the number of escaped people as there are no border patrol officers available to respond to electronic sensors, camera activations and unmanned aerial surveillance observations. On average, more than 1,700 migrants avoided being apprehended by the border patrol every day in November.

“The best we can do is just record the leaks and move on,” the source explained. “We are trying to increase the patrols but the flow of migrants who surrender is unstoppable.”

Routine patrolling in many areas along the southwestern border has been of concern to many, as border patrol is relegated to processing, transporting and providing transportation for thousands of migrants apprehended daily.

The number of known sorties is updated daily by the border patrol, according to the source. The data is entered into a recording system easily accessible to agency managers.
The metric is generally not published by DHS. The estimate is obtained by counting migrants who ultimately escape apprehension after being observed by aircraft and camera systems. Officers also use traditional panel cutting techniques to identify footprints.

According to the source, the number of leaks is generally lower than reality as the elements usually destroy evidence of crossings after high winds and rains. The source says border patrol officers are frustrated that the areas along the border are wide open and free from patrols. “When unmanned aerial systems report active border crossings, there is no doubt as to the accuracy of the numbers, the body count is accurate, what we don’t know is who they are and why. they are crossing the border, “the source added.

The constant flow of migrants crossing the southwest border has proven difficult for the border patrol and has kept many stations above detention levels recommended by COVID-19. In one area of ​​the border, the agency regularly relies on outdoor detention zones to portray migrants awaiting limited transportation resources and indoor detention spaces, Breitbart Texas reported.

Arrests of migrants by border patrol agents across the United States remained at record levels in November, according to a CBP document reviewed by Breitbart Texas. The unofficially reported arrest of more than 160,000 migrants in November represents an increase of more than 140% from the same month in 2020.

Randy Clark is a 32 year veteran of the United States Border Patrol. Prior to his retirement, he was Division Chief of Law Enforcement Operations, directing the operations of nine border patrol stations in the Del Rio, Texas area. Follow him on Twitter @RandyClarkBBTX.


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