Border Patrol Inundated with Group of 200 Families, Unaccompanied Children in the Rio Grande Valley

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Rio Grande Valley agents encounter large family unit groups / CBP

GRANJENO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the McAllen station encountered 170 illegal aliens comprised of family units and unaccompanied children.

Just after midnight, the group of 170 smuggled illegal aliens sought the first Border Patrol agents they could find to turn themselves in. The group required additional agents to respond and assist, leaving other areas of the river area vulnerable.

As agents prepared the group for transport, the criminal organizations took advantage of the limited resources and simultaneously attempted to smuggle multiple other groups whom actively attempted to evade apprehension.

Agents requested assistance from the Texas Department of Public Safety in the areas near Hidalgo and Mission, Texas, to manage the flow.

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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