A Large Group Encountered South of La Joya, Texas
MCALLEN, Texas – McAllen Border Patrol (MCS) station agents encountered a large group of 107 illegal aliens entering south of La Joya, Texas.
On Saturday, MCS agents working near La Joya, Texas, responded to a report of a large group of illegal aliens crossing the Rio Grande. The group consisted of 107 illegal aliens, consisting of mainly family members and unaccompanied alien children (UACs). In the group were 95 family members, 10 UACs, and two single adults. The nationalities of those in the group included: Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Ecuador, and Romania.
This year, RGV agents have encountered 36 groups of 100 or more people illegally entering the United States.
Border Patrol is processing the subjects accordingly.
Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the lives they endanger nor to the health of the citizens of our great nation. The U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector will continue to safeguard the nation and community against these criminal elements.
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.