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Family Units and Unaccompanied Children Continue to Flow Into the Rio Grande Valley

Release Date: 
September 5, 2018

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley continue to encounter largeAgents encounter a group of 96 aliens near Hidalgo, Texas. groups of family units and unaccompanied children. 

On Saturday, McAllen agents working south of Granjeno, Texas encountered a group of 64 illegal aliens comprised of family units and unaccompanied children. As agents collected information from the group, agents noticed a woman, traveling with her two-year-old daughter, exhibit signs of dehydration. A Border Patrol Emergency Medical Technician evaluated the woman and requested an ambulance to transport her to the hospital for further evaluation and treatment.

Early Sunday morning, Weslaco agents encountered a group of 96 illegal aliens comprised of family units and unaccompanied children from Central America near Hidalgo, Texas.

Border patrol is processing the subjects accordingly.

The Rio Grande Valley Sector currently has multiple campaigns focused on rescues and danger 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: 
February 3, 2021