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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!”   

Please visit www.cbp.gov to view additional news releases and other information pertaining to Customs and Border Protection. Follow us on Twitter at @CBPRGV.

Last modified: 
December 10, 2018