In just four days, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection office near Presidio recorded more than 200 arrests.
Officials say around 11:30 p.m. May 9, the station was notified about a large group trying to enter the U.S. illegally through the town of Presidio.
In total, agents arrested 56 people Thursday night and 56 more on Friday, according to a release.
During the Mother’s Day weekend, agents arrested another 176 who were in the U.S. illegally, according to the CBP.
“The significant number of arrests by Presidio Station agents is evidence that the dramatic increase in illegal entries along the southern border is impacting us locally.” Chief Hudak added, “The volume of arrests challenges our ability to effectively patrol the border while our agents are consumed by caring for persons in our custody. I commend our agents for their professionalism and dedication in the face of these challenges.”
In total, Border agents made 251 arrests from Thursday through Sunday and say they have made 648 arrests in May alone.