Border Patrol apprehends 35 near Presidio, Texas
PRESIDIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Presidio Station apprehend 35 illegal aliens this weekend.
Patrol Agent in Charge Derek Boyle said, “This apprehension is a reflection of our agents diligent commitment to overcome everyday challenges while securing our border and protecting our community.”
On Sunday at approximately 6 p.m. the group was apprehended by Presidio Border Patrol agents. The agents encountered the large group of subjects near the bank of the Rio Grande after they illegally made entry without inspection. The group was made up of mostly family units (children and parents) and were all citizens of Honduras.
The subjects will be charged and processed accordingly to the applicable immigration laws.
Big Bend Sector Border Patrol agents patrol 517 miles of the southwest border, an area that extends from Sierra Blanca, Texas to Sanderson, Texas. The Presidio Station area consists of the southern half of Presidio County, the third largest county in the state of Texas. The station is responsible for 111 border miles between the U.S. and Mexico and 1,100 square miles of area.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.