Board Patrol Miami Sector Posts Record Numbers Of Flotilla Beach Landings

  • The apprehension numbers are based upon preliminary data obtained by The Center Square from a Border Patrol agent.
  • For the first three weeks in December, Miami Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended 1,008 illegal foreign nationals and reported 20 so-called “gotaways” – the term used by agents to describe those don’t surrender at ports of entry, evade capture from law enforcement or make immigration or asylum claims.
  • Cuban nationals were recently apprehended after arriving at the Florida Keys and at Hollywood Beach in makeshift boats comprised of sheets of metal and crudely made motors.
  • In addition, Border Patrol agents in the Miami Sector have reported a 500% increase in apprehensions in fiscal year 2022.
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