CBP Commissioner visits Rio Grande Valley

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email

Gil Kerlikowske wanted to get a first-hand look at Border Patrol Operations and how the government can assist with the number of illegal immigrants being apprehended in the area.

US Customs and Border Patrol Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske.

EDINBURG, TEXAS (CBP) - US Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske was in the Rio Grande Valley Thursday touring the different detention facilities there.

He wanted to get a first-hand look at Border Patrol Operations and how the government can assist with the number of illegal immigrants being apprehended in the area.

So far for this fiscal year, the Rio Grande Valley Sector has apprehended nearly 160,000 illegal immigrants, an increase of 70 percent from last year.


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