Migrants apprehended at Texas-Mexico border hits historic high, federal officials say; Watch KPRC 2′s team coverage here

KPRC 2 Anchor Daniella Guzman and Investigative reporter Robert Arnold were both in border towns Wednesday speaking directly with families who are making the voyage to America.

Guzman spent Wednesday in one of the busiest border towns, McAllen in Hidalgo County, where she says families are waiting to cross over into the United States.

Arnold, who has been covering the border crisis for more than a decade, was in another area of Hidalgo County.

He said officials have reported the number of migrant apprehensions is at an all-time high.

According to the federal government, there were 1.7 million encounters between illegal immigrants and law enforcement officials back in 2021 and there have already been more than 1 million encounters since 2022 began.

Here is video from earlier Wednesday where KPRC 2′s Daniella Guzman visited a respite center for migrants:

KPRC 2′s team coverage from the border will continue Thursday.

About the Authors:

Moriah Ballard joined the KPRC 2 digital team in the fall of 2021. Prior to becoming a digital content producer in Southeast Texas and a Houstonian, Moriah was an award-winning radio host in her hometown of Lorain, Ohio and previously worked as a producer/content creator in Cleveland. Her faith, family, and community are her top passions.