EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley continue to encounter family units and unaccompanied children in large numbers.
Early Friday morning, agents assigned to the Weslaco station encountered a group of 40 illegal aliens comprised of family units and unaccompanied children from the country of Guatemala near Hidalgo, Texas.
Hours later, McAllen agents encountered a group of 20 illegal aliens comprised of family units and unaccompanied children south of Granjeno, Texas. During the encounter, agents observed additional subjects staging on the Mexican riverbank and contacted the Mexican authorities. The Government of Mexico responded and took the group into custody.
Early this morning, Weslaco agents encountered a group of 31 illegal aliens near Hidalgo, Texas. The group of family units and unaccompanied children are from the countries of Guatemala and El Salvador.
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 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.