REPORT: Border Patrol nabs more than 130 illegals in just over 24 hours

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U.S. Border Patrol agents scooped up 131 illegal immigrants, including 22 unaccompanied minors, in just a little over a day in the Rio Grande Valley, officials said Tuesday.

The arrests stem from two separate incidents in a span of just over 24 hours.

The article goes on to state the following:

Weslaco agents first arrested 66 illegals from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras on Monday. The group comprised 20 families and 11 unaccompanied minors.

Then on Tuesday, Weslaco agents arrested an additional 65 illegal immigrants from Guatemala and El Salvador. That group was made up of 25 families and 11 unaccompanied children.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection released the following information:

Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Encounters over 130 Illegal Alien Family Units and Unaccompanied Children

Release Date:  September 11, 2018

HIDALGO, Texas – Today, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Weslaco station encountered another large group near Hidalgo, Texas. In a little over 24 hours, agents apprehended 131 illegal aliens in two separate groups.

This morning, Weslaco agents encountered a group of 65 illegal aliens comprised of 25 family units and 11 unaccompanied children from the countries of Guatemala and El Salvador.

Yesterday, Weslaco agents encountered a group of 66 illegal aliens comprised of 20 family units and 11 unaccompanied children from the countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

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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  1. Donna September 11th, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    Are they processed and released? Are they allowed to stay? It never says what happens to them. If there are no consequences to those who come, they will (and do) just keep coming.


  2. Kim September 11th, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    Los coyotes , going to be out of a job!😏


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