Tuscon border patrol 'pauses' social media after 15,300 cross into US in one week

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On Sunday, the Tucson, Arizona, Sector Border Patrol social media accounts were paused as the organization deals with a massive surge in illegal immigrants coming across the southern border in its sector. 

In a statement on X, Chief Patrol Agen of the US Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector, John R. Modlin said, “In light of the ongoing migration surge, all Tucson Sector Border Patrol social media accounts will be paused until further notice.” 

“We appreciate your understanding and continued support during this challenging time. Honor First,” he added. 

In reaction to the move, Fox News national correspondent Bill Melugin noted that those accounts “post valuable info and data.” He added, “Regardless of the reasoning behind this, this is such a bad look. Essentially, the border crisis in the sector is so bad that they’re going to cut off all communication and transparency with the public.” 

In a press release on Wednesday, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona announced that it was going to continue its efforts to “enhance consequence for unlawful border crossers in the Tucson Sector.” It said that 133 illegal immigrants were charged for illegal entry into the United States, which was up from 91 a week ago. 

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