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Large Numbers of Migrants Encountered in Brownsville, Texas

Release Date: 
December 6, 2021

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Fort Brown Border Patrol (FTB) station agents encountered several migrant groups totaling 301 in two days.

On Dec. 4, FTB agents observed several noncitizens crossing the Rio Grande near Brownsville, Texas.  As responding agents were screening the group of 76 migrants, three more groups walked up from the Rio Grande. The four groups totaled 161 and consisted of 94 single adults, 66 family members and one unaccompanied minor. More than half of the migrants are nationals from Venezuela and Colombia.

The following day, FTB agents encountered another large group of 140 migrants consisting of 76 single adults and 64 family members from Venezuela, except for three migrants that were nationals from Argentina and Panama.

This year, Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) agents have encountered 10 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.

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~CBP~

Last modified: 
December 6, 2021