PROGRESO, Texas – A U.S. Border Patrol agent became the target of a rock assault after locating a group of illegal aliens.
Yesterday, a Weslaco agent responded to a report of several subjects who had illegally entered the United States and were underneath the Progreso International Bridge. As the agent approached the area, a group of approximately 10 illegal aliens began to throw rocks, which impacted the vehicle multiple times. The agent immediately radioed for assistance. When additional units arrived, the assaultive group retreated into the Rio Grande and swam to Mexico.
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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 the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.