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Large Groups of Illegal Aliens Continue to Flow into the Rio Grande Valley

Release Date: 
September 20, 2018

GRANJENO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrested over 100 illegal aliens in a single incident.

Agents apprehend over 100 family units and unaccompanied children near Granjeno, Texas
Agents apprehend over 100 family
units and unaccompanied children near
Granjeno, Texas

Yesterday afternoon, McAllen agents patrolling south of Granjeno, Texas, encountered several groups of illegal aliens comprised of family units and unaccompanied children. The groups congregated after crossing the Rio Grande and turned themselves in. Agents took 107 illegal aliens into custody.

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!”   

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Last modified: 
September 20, 2018