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Large Groups Continue to Flow into the RGV

Release Date: 
March 15, 2021

EDINBURG, Texas – Over the weekend, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande City (RGC) station encountered two large groups of illegal aliens crossing into the United States.

Saturday morning, RGC agents responded to a report of a large group of illegal aliens near Las Lomas, Texas. Responding agents apprehended 134 illegal aliens in total. 128 family members were identified within the group. Agents determined the individuals were from the countries of Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua.  

Hours later, RGC agents received a report of another large group of illegal aliens crossing near La Grulla, Texas. Agents encountered 113 illegal aliens comprised of families and unaccompanied alien children (UAC).  The majority of the group is from Central America.  However, 17 individuals were identified as nationals of Romania. Agents encountered seven UACs traveling among the group.

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.

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Last modified: 
March 15, 2021