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Nearly 200 Family Units and Unaccompanied Children Arrested in less than 24 hours in the Rio Grande Valley

Release Date: 
November 30, 2018

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley continue to apprehend large groups of family units and unaccompanied children.

Thursday, a group of 57 illegal aliens turned themselves in to McAllen agents near Granjeno, Texas. The group consisted of family units from the countries of Honduras and Nicaragua.

A few hours later, agents assigned to the Weslaco station encountered a group of 34 illegal aliens comprised of family units and unaccompanied children from the countries of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

Later that night, McAllen agents working near Mission, Texas, arrested a group of 87 illegal aliens consisting of family units and unaccompanied children from the countries of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua.

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: 
February 3, 2021