Over 200 Family Units and Unaccompanied Children Arrested in Matter of Hours

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Texas Border Business

LA GRULLA, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector continue to encounter large groups crossing the Rio Grande.

On Monday afternoon, Rio Grande City agents responded to a report of a group of approximately 40 illegal aliens that had crossed the Rio Grande near La Grulla, Texas. As agents prepared the group for transportation, additional groups of illegal aliens approached the agents to turn themselves in. In total, agents apprehended 244 illegal aliens, primarily comprised of family units and unaccompanied children from the countries of Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Peru.

In the month of March, Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector apprehended over 20,900 individual classified as family units and more than 3,700 unaccompanied children.

Border Patrol is processing the subjects accordingly.

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