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RGV Agents Apprehend Two Large Group of Migrants

Release Date: 
August 11, 2021

EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector (RGV) agents encountered two large groups of migrants resulting in 327 apprehensions.

Yesterday afternoon, McAllen Border Patrol Station agents encountered a large group of 181 noncitizens in Havana, Texas.  The group consisted of 141 family members, 25 noncitizen unaccompanied children, and 15 migrant adults.  They are nationals from the countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Colombia. The migrants were transported to a Border Patrol station for processing. 

This morning, Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station agents encountered a large group of 146 migrants near La Grulla, Texas.  The migrants are nationals from the countries of Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Ecuador. The migrants were transported to a Border Patrol station for processing. RGV agents have encountered over 90 large groups of more than 100 people this fiscal year.

All subjects are being processed 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 29, 2021