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