Board Patrol Miami Sector Posts Record Numbers Of Flotilla Beach Landings

The number of Border Patrol Miami Sector Florida apprehension the first three weeks of December is on track to break records for the unit and is already nearly half of the number apprehensions for the entire fiscal 2022.
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At a glance

  • 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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