Texas Border Business
EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) Border Patrol agents successfully foil four human smuggling attempts and apprehend 91 migrants.
On Friday morning, RGV agents, with assistance from the Donna Police Department, apprehended four migrants from two hotel rooms being used to harbor noncitizens in Donna, Texas. The noncitizens were taken into Border Patrol custody.
That afternoon, RGV agents, with assistance from the Rio Grande City Police Department, apprehended 34 migrants from an apartment being used to harbor the noncitizens in Rio Grande City, Texas. The migrants are nationals from the countries of Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Ecuador. No principal or caretaker was identified at the location. All migrants were transported to a Border Patrol station for processing.
Friday evening, RGV agents, with assistance from the Starr County Sheriff’s Office, apprehended 32 migrants from a residence being used to harbor noncitizens in Garceno, Texas. The migrants are nationals from the countries of Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Mexico. No principal or caretaker was identified at the location. All migrants were transported to a Border Patrol station for processing.
On Saturday afternoon, Roma Police Department officers encountered numerous subjects inside a residence in Roma, Texas. Roma PD officers requested Rio Grande City Border Patrol assistance to conduct an immigration inspection on the subjects. Agents responded and after a brief field interview, determined that the 21 subjects were undocumented noncitizens from Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Brazil. Within the group were two noncitizen unaccompanied children. All the migrants were taken into Border Patrol custody.
All subjects are being processed 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 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.