Flood of Non-Mexicans to Border Control’s Rio Grande Valley Sector Began in 2011

The flood of illegal immigrants in South Texas, some of them unaccompanied minors, is largely made up of people from countries Other Than Mexico, or OTMs. To provide context for this unfolding story, this figure shows total apprehensions of non-Mexicans in the Border Patrol‘s Rio Grande Valley Sector:


Source: Center for Immigration Studies

(CNSNews.com) — There were 255 illegal aliens from countries such as Pakistan and Iran that have been officially linked to terrorism by the U.S. government apprehended along the southwest border by Border Patrol in fiscal 2011, data from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) show.border 2_0

In fiscal 2011 (Oct. 1, 2010 thru Sept. 30, 2011), the Border Patrol — under the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) component of the DHS — arrested a total of 327,577 illegal aliens along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Among those arrested, 46,997 were “Other than Mexican” (OTM), including the 255 who originated from what DHS referred to as “special interest countries,” the data showed.

CNSNews.com obtained from Customs and Border Protection a country-by-country breakdown of the nations of origin for the 327,577 total apprehensions along the southwest border, including the 46,997 OTMs…(read more)



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