RGV Agents Continue Apprehending Illegal Aliens in Groups of 100+
EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) Border Patrol agents encounter another large group of illegal aliens.
Yesterday, McAllen Border Patrol Station agents working near Mission, Texas, with the assistance of air units from CBP’s Air and Marine Operations encountered a group of more than 100 illegal aliens comprised mainly of family units (FMUA) and unaccompanied alien children (UAC). Agents determined the subjects are citizens of El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Cuba, and Nicaragua.
RGV agents continues to experience an influx of illegal aliens crossing daily into the United States. RGV agents have apprehended nearly 13,500 FMUAs and UACs in a four-month period since the start of the fiscal year in October.
Additionally, RGV agents arrested a total of 37 illegal aliens from two local stash houses.
Border Patrol will process all 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.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.