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Large groups of family units and unaccompanied children continue to cross the border in the Rio Grande Valley

Release Date: 
June 29, 2018

HIDALGO, Texas – Yesterday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Weslaco station encountered a group of 31 illegal aliens along the riverbank of the Rio Grande near Hidalgo, Texas.

 31 illegal aliens along the riverbank of the Rio Grande near Hidalgo, Texas.
Border Patrol agents continue to
encounter family units

The illegal aliens were comprised of family units and unaccompanied children from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

All subjects were offered medical assistance and will be processed 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: 
July 2, 2018