Swanton Sector Sets New Record for Migrant Arrests in May

 June 10, 2024

Swanton Sector Border Patrol agents under the Biden administration have shattered records by arresting over 3,000 migrants in May.

An exclusive Breitbart News report revealed that this unprecedented surge brings the fiscal year total to more than 10,000, marking a significant milestone in the sector's history.

The Swanton Sector, responsible for patrolling the Canadian border with eastern New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire, has never encountered such high numbers of migrant entries in any month. The latest figures surpass the sector's previous monthly records and highlight a growing trend of illegal crossings in this region.

Record-Breaking Figures Mark New Highs

The fiscal year total for migrant apprehensions in the Swanton Sector has now exceeded 10,000, surpassing last year’s record of 6,925 arrests. This sharp increase in apprehensions is notable as it reflects a larger trend seen during the Biden administration. April alone saw more than 1,400 apprehensions, exceeding the combined annual totals of FY21 and FY22.

Swanton Sector Chief Patrol Agent Robert Garcia highlighted these figures in a recent report, emphasizing the unprecedented nature of the current situation. Since President Joe Biden took office in January 2021, Swanton Sector agents have arrested more than 18,000 migrants, a number that eclipses all prior years dating back to FY 2004 combined.

Surging Numbers During Biden Administration

Garcia noted the exponential rise in migrant apprehensions in the Swanton Sector during the Biden era. In less than nine months, agents have apprehended migrants from 83 different countries, marking a significant increase over previous years.

The Swanton Sector's current fiscal year numbers have already surpassed the entire record-setting year of 2023. This ongoing trend indicates a sustained increase in migrant entries, particularly across eastern New York and Vermont.

Record-Setting Milestones Continue

"Another record-breaking milestone in northern border history!" Garcia stated, reflecting on the sector's recent achievements. The Swanton Sector continues to encounter an unprecedented number of undocumented migrants, with May's figures setting a new high for the sector.

Garcia further emphasized the magnitude of the situation:

In less than 9 months, Swanton Sector Border Patrol Agents have apprehended more than 10,000 subjects from 83 countries! More than our whole record setting 2023 year. We continue to see an unprecedented increase of illegal entries across eastern NY & VT.

Challenges for Border Patrol Agents

The Swanton Sector's record-breaking numbers present unique challenges for Border Patrol agents. The continuous rise in apprehensions requires additional resources and strategic adjustments to effectively manage the increased workload.

The agents are tasked with patrolling a vast and often rugged terrain, which adds to the complexity of their operations. The significant increase in migrant entries also raises concerns about the capacity and readiness of border security infrastructure to handle such unprecedented numbers.

As the Swanton Sector continues to face record-breaking numbers of migrant apprehensions, there is an ongoing need for adaptive strategies and enhanced support for Border Patrol agents. The sector's leadership remains focused on addressing these challenges and ensuring effective border security.


The Swanton Sector Border Patrol has set a new record by arresting over 3,000 migrants in May, bringing the fiscal year total to more than 10,000. This surge in apprehensions highlights a significant increase in illegal entries across the Canadian border with eastern New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire. The current numbers surpass previous records and reflect a broader trend seen during the Biden administration. Swanton Sector Chief Patrol Agent Robert Garcia has emphasized the unprecedented nature of these figures, noting that the sector has already surpassed last year's record-setting totals.

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