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.
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!”
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.