500 Migrants in Large Groups Apprehended in South Texas near Border

RGV Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended 500 migrants in three large group crossings. (U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector)
U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 500 migrants in three large groups in recent days. These included nearly 150 unaccompanied children.

Agents in the RGV Sector apprehended three large groups of migrants who illegally crossed the border from Tamaulipas, Mexico, into Texas over the past few days. The groups totaled 533 migrants from multiple nations.

RGV Sector Chief Patrol Agent Brian Hastings tweeted photos of the large groups being apprehended by agents. He reported that his agents have apprehended more than 15,000 migrants from large groups this fiscal year (starting October 1, 2021).

“The logistics required to transport and process groups of this size continue to place a strain on manpower and resources, as often they are encountered in desolate areas often inaccessible to large transport vehicles,” Border Patrol officials stated. “A group of more than 100 migrants is considered a large group.”

Officials identified the migrants as having come to the United States from Cuba and Central and South American nations.

Further inland, agents working near Robstown, Texas, received information regarding a group of migrants trapped in a freight trail. The caller reported the migrants were suffering from dehydration — some losing consciousness.

Corpus Christi Station agents responded and found ten migrants locked inside a rail car. Agents treated the migrants and transported them to a nearby hospital for evaluation and treatment. The agents later transported the migrants to the station for processing.

A short time later, the agents found 14 more migrants they suspected used the train to be smuggled into the U.S. interior.

Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior news contributor for the Breitbart Texas-Border team. He is an original member of the Breitbart Texas team. Price is a regular panelist on Fox 26 Houston’s What’s Your Point? Sunday-morning talk show. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX and Facebook.

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