EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley continue to encounter large 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!”
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 the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.