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Lapse in Federal Funding Impact on CBP Website Operations Notice

NOTICE: Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. This website was last updated on December 21, 2018 and will not be updated until after funding is enacted. As such, information on this website may not be up to date. Transactions submitted via this website might not be processed and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until after appropriations are enacted.


Aviso del impacto de la interrupción de fondos federales en las operaciones del sitio web del Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés)

AVISO:  A causa de la interrupción de fondos federales, este sitio de web no será administrado activamente. La última actualización a este sitio web se realizó el 21 de diciembre de 2018 y no se harán más actualizaciones hasta que el gobierno reanude operaciones; por ende, puede que el sitio web no refleje la información más reciente. Es posible que no podamos procesar transacciones ni responder a
preguntas hasta que se reanuden operaciones.

Crossing of Family Units and Unaccompanied Children continues in the Rio Grande Valley

Release Date: 
December 10, 2018

HIDALGO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley continue to encounter large groups of family units and unaccompanied children along the Rio Grande.

Early Sunday morning, Weslaco agents patrolling near Hidalgo, Texas, encountered a group of 62 illegal aliens comprised of family units and unaccompanied children. Agents determined the nationalities of the 62 illegal aliens are Honduran and Guatemalan.

This morning, agents working in Hidalgo, Texas, encountered a group 110 illegal aliens consisting of family units and unaccompanied juveniles. Agents determined the subjects to be from the countries of Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.

For the month of November, Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector apprehended over 11,400 family units and over 2,300 unaccompanied children.

Border Patrol is processing the subjects accordingly.

The Rio Grande Valley Sector currently has multiple campaigns focused on rescues and awareness, such as “Operation Big Rig” and “No Se Arriesgue” to combat smuggling and ultimately save lives. Call 911 to report suspicious activity; “They’re humans, not cargo!”   

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Last modified: 
December 10, 2018