DEL RIO, TX – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Station arrested a family of three from Iran on Sunday, June 21. Since October 1, 2019, when the fiscal year 2020 began, the Del Rio Sector has apprehended foreign nationals from more countries, 63, than all of FY 2019, when subjects from 59 counties were counted.
Sunday, when conducting line watch duties, Border Patrol agents observed three individuals who had just crossed the border illegally. This group consisted of a mother, father, and child who were later identified as Iranian nationals. All subjects were transported to the Comstock Station and processed in accordance with U.S. Customs and Border Protection guidelines.
“Agents in Del Rio Sector encounter individuals from countries all throughout the world,” said Del Rio Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Doyle E. Amidon, Jr. “The vigilance, diligence, and dedication to duty that our agents display on a daily basis is second to none. The security of our neighborhoods, communities, and our great nation is our top priority.”