Biden administration sending surge of ICE special agents to border amid increase in migrant numbers

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The number of agents is increasing from 60 to 200
Article author: 
Adam Shaw
Article publisher: 
FOX News
Article date: 
Thursday, August 3, 2023
Article category: 
National Issues
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EXCLUSIVE: The Biden administration is increasing the number of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) special agents who are part of the enforcement agency’s investigative arm, dispatching them to the southern border amid what officials say is an increase in migrant numbers.

An email sent to ICE agents last week and seen by Fox News Digital says there has been a rise in migrant encounters, so Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is increasing its Operation Expanded Impact (OEI) numbers from 60 to 200.

Agents are being deployed to key sectors in Texas, Arizona and California. 

Agents were being sent Wednesday and more will be deployed Monday. OEI was launched last year as part of a DHS effort to target transnational criminal organizations involved in smuggling and human activity. . . .