Del Rio is located within Val Verde County which consists of approximately 3,200 square miles of mostly ranch land surrounding the man-made Amistad Reservoir, and across from the Mexican city of Acuna.
I arrived in Del Rio on June 3rd, with a fact-finding delegation organized by the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Border Security Coalition of which the Center is a member. The Border Patrol’s processing capacity is around 120 people – the day before 800 people were apprehended.
The total numbers are staggering.
Director and Senior Analyst for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism.
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