(TargetLiberty.org) – As of Monday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has added 25 extra agents to a busy section of the northern border. In the past few weeks, there has been an increase in the number of migrants, particularly from Mexico, who have been traveling to Canada and are then entering the U.S. from the northern border.
According to a source close to the move, a number of the reassigned agents who will be handling the northern border were previously stationed along the southern border. NBC had previously reported that Mexicans were flying to Canada legally and then crossing into the U.S. through the U.S.-Canada border.
While the U.S.-Mexico border still remains the busiest crossing point for undocumented migrants, the influx of migrants entering through the Canadian border has meant that additional resources are needed to handle the migrants.
A CBP spokesperson has noted that for now, the agency is relocating Border Patrol agents who were previously working in sectors that are not experiencing an influx.
From October 2022 to January 2023, the Swanton Sector, which includes sections of Vermont, New Hampshire, and New York, had an 846 percent increase in the number of apprehensions compared to the same period a year prior.
Swanton Sector Chief Patrol Agent Robert Garcia has claimed that he has concerns about the welfare of the migrants who are choosing to make the crossing in this tough terrain.
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