Migrant apprehensions in the Canadian border sector jumped 800% in the first two months of the fiscal year

Swanton Sector Border Patrol agents have seen an increase in migrant arrests of nearly 800% in the first two months of the new fiscal year. Over the past four months, officers in this Canadian border area have apprehended more migrants than were apprehended in FY22.

The nationwide encounters report released late on the Friday before Christmas shows officers in the Swanton area apprehended 727 migrants who crossed from Canada to Vermont and New York. During the same period last year, these officers apprehended only 81 migrants. This represents an increase of almost 798%.

Officers in this sector began to see a marked increase in crossings and arrests starting in May 2022. The numbers continued to increase throughout the rest of the year, with the exception of May.

Over the past four months (August to November), officers in the Swanton area have apprehended 1,142 migrants. This exceeds the total of migrants apprehended in all of fiscal year 2022, which ended September 30.

The growing trend of migrants crossing the Canadian border into the Swanton area appears to be continuing in December.

In early December, agents from the Swanton sector working at the border near North Troy, Vermont, rescued several groups of migrants from freezing conditions, Breitbart Texas reported. One of the incidents involved a migrant family including young children.

Federal prosecutors are aggressively applying legal consequences to smugglers working in this area.

New York prosecutors have secured convictions against two men, two of whom smuggled eight migrants into the United States in October 2022, according to a tweet from Swanton Sector Chief Patrol Officer Robert Garcia.

A few days earlier, a Honduran had pleaded guilty to smuggling five migrants from Guatemala and Italy to New York. The Honduran was sentenced to two years in prison, Garcia tweeted.

Bob Price is associate editor and main contributor for the Breitbart Texas-Border team. He is an original member of the Breitbart Texas team. Price is a regular panelist on Fox 26 Houston’s What are you getting at? Sunday morning talk show. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX and Confrontbook.

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