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More than 240,000 apprehensions, gotaways at southern border in May | National

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www.thecentersquare.com – By Bethany Blankley | contributor – 2023-06-15 07:21:00

(The Center Square) – At least 240,256 foreign nationals were apprehended or reported evading capture after illegally entering the southwest border in May, according to preliminary data obtained by The Center Square.

“Gotaways” refers to those known and reported to illegally enter the U.S. primarily between ports of entry, who intentionally evade capture by law enforcement and don't return to Mexico. In May, gotaways totaled at least 60,327, with the greatest numbers reported in the El Paso and Tucson sectors as they have nearly every month this year. CBP doesn't publicly report gotaway data.

The preliminary data was obtained by The Center Square from a U.S. Border Patrol agent. The agent provided the information on condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation; it only includes Border Patrol data and excludes Office of Field Operations data. The total numbers would be higher if OFO data were included. All CBP data would be higher if gotaways were included in official data publicized.

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As of June 6, the preliminary data for May in nine southwest border sectors include:

BIG BEND SECTOR

Apprehensions- 1,673

Turnbacks- 32

Gotaways Border Zone (known/recorded)- 379

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Unclassifiable Detection- 0

Gotaways Interior Zone- 105

No Violations- 15

Deceased- 0

Outstanding- 0

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DEL RIO SECTOR

Apprehensions- 30,840

Turnbacks- 257

Gotaways Border Zone (known/recorded)- 11,291

Unclassifiable Detection- 40

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Gotaways Interior Zone- 3,381

No Violations- 143

Deceased- 5

Outstanding- 216

EL CENTRO SECTOR

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Apprehensions- 4,816

Turnbacks- 215

Gotaways Border Zone (known/recorded)- 209

Unclassifiable Detection- 0

Gotaways Interior Zone- 15

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No Violations- 1

Deceased- 1

Outstanding- 1

EL PASO SECTOR

Apprehensions- 26,774

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Turnbacks- 5,266

Gotaways Border Zone (known/recorded)- 15,972

Unclassifiable Detection- 2

Gotaways Interior Zone- 330

No Violations- 50

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Deceased- 8

Outstanding- 6

LAREDO SECTOR

Apprehensions- 3,748

Turnbacks- 3,573

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Gotaways Border Zone (known/recorded)- 1,511

Unclassifiable Detection- 0

Gotaways Interior Zone- 391

No Violations- 91

Deceased- 5

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Outstanding- 0

RGV SECTOR

Apprehensions- 39,442

Turnbacks- 2,583

Gotaways Border Zone (known/recorded)- 1,855

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Unclassifiable Detection- 87

Gotaways Interior Zone- 662

No Violations- 83

Deceased- 3

Outstanding- 0

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SAN DIEGO SECTOR

Apprehensions- 23,916

Turnbacks- 249

Gotaways Border Zone (known/recorded)- 3,987

Unclassifiable Detection- 0

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Gotaways Interior Zone- 3,144

No Violations- 313

Deceased- 1

Outstanding- 1

TUCSON SECTOR

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Apprehensions- 32,473

Turnbacks- 481

Gotaways Border Zone (known/recorded)- 11,890

Unclassifiable Detection- 76

Gotaways Interior Zone- 3,639

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No Violations- 183

Deceased- 4

Outstanding- 59

YUMA SECTOR

Apprehensions- 16,247

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Turnbacks- 142

Gotaways Border Zone (known/recorded)- 1,479

Unclassifiable Detection- 1

Gotaways Interior Zone- 87

No Violations- 10

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Deceased- 1

Outstanding- 1

Apprehensions refer to those who illegally enter the U.S. and surrender or are caught by Border Patrol agents. Turnbacks refer to those who illegally enter but return to Mexico. The gotaway data indicates where foreign nationals are detected illegally entering the U.S., at the Mexican border or farther north in the interior.

Unclassifiable detection isn't part of 6 U.S. Code, which specifies how encounters are to be reported. It means agents, for a range of reasons, couldn't determine citizenship. No-violations are individuals “deemed to have committed no infraction and don't affect Got-Away statistics,” according to the tracking system.

Both categories should be categorized as gotaways, the Border Patrol agent explained, assuming all non-arrests were of non-citizens.

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The numbers don't tell the whole story, Border Patrol agents and those in law enforcement have told The Center Square, because they don't include unknown and unrecorded gotaways. Not all gotaways are recorded because not all are identified, which is why they argue the number of people illegally entering the U.S. is expected to be much greater than reported.

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3 Houston Fire Department firefighters injured after suffers small collapse during fire on Canal and Navigation, officials say

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abc13.com – KTRK – 2024-03-02 11:41:47

SUMMARY: Three firefighters were injured in a restaurant fire in Houston’s Second Ward. The fire was quickly extinguished, but the firefighters were taken to nearby hospitals with minor injuries after a small building collapse. The cause of the fire is unknown, and it is unclear if there were any other injuries. The incident occurred near 2221 Canal Street and Navigation Boulevard. Eyewitness News and ABC13 originals can be watched around the clock on ABC13’s Live Streaming Channel. Copyright © 2024 KTRK-TV.

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These are 2024’s top wedding dates

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www.kxan.com – Russell Falcon – 2024-03-02 11:30:00

SUMMARY: 2024 is expected to be a busy year for weddings, with October being the most popular month. The cost of weddings has increased, with specific dates like September 21 and June 22 being the most popular choices. Choosing a wedding date should consider factors like cost fluctuations, guest availability, and local events. Green is becoming a popular color choice for weddings in 2024. Certain dates like August 24, May 23, and June 21 are popular for their numerology, three-day weekends, and astrological significance. Planning a wedding with at least a 15-month engagement period is recommended.

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Shadow Crest Street attempted robbery: Several masked, armed suspects shoot 2 men in targeted ambush in SW Houston

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abc13.com – Jiovanni Lieggi – 2024-03-02 09:40:23

SUMMARY: Several armed robbery suspects targeted two homes in southwest Houston, shooting two people. A 21-year-old man and his girlfriend noticed an unknown black SUV parked in front of their driveway and people hiding in the bushes. The man was hit in the back as they tried to leave. Another family unloading groceries was held at gunpoint, with the father being shot in the foot. The suspects tried to force the family inside but fled after the injured man fought back. The man shot is in critical condition. The suspects fled the scene and there were no additional injuries reported.

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