Assaults on border patrol officers are a “ripple effect” of increased illicit border crossings, the U.S. Border Patrol said this month.
After 27 months with zero assaults on U.S. Border Patrol agents, there were nine between Jul. – Nov. 2022 in the Swanton sector of the U.S. border.
The Swanton sector covers part of the N.Y. and N.H. borders, and all of Vermont’s.
Illegal crossings in the Swanton sector last year saw the largest increase, about seven times higher than the previous year, the Center Square reports.