Large Groups of Illegal Aliens Continue to Flow into the RGV

HIDALGO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrest nearly 100 illegal aliens in two separate incidents.

Thursday night, Weslaco agents patrolling in Hidalgo, Texas, encountered a large group of illegal aliens comprised of family units and unaccompanied children. The group congregated after crossing the Rio Grande and turned themselves in. Agents took custody of 43 illegal aliens from the countries of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.

Saturday morning, Weslaco agents apprehended a group of 51 illegal aliens consisting of family units and unaccompanied children from the countries of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.

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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