Large Migrant Groups

Group of 300 Migrants in South Texas Yields at Least One Positive COVID Test

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a group of nearly 300 migrants who illegally crossed the border from Mexico into Texas over the weekend. Officials say this represents the largest single-group apprehension so far this fiscal year. During a medical screening in the field, one of the migrants exhibited symptoms of COVID-19. The agents arranged transportation to an area hospital where the migrant tested positive for the virus.

Another large group of nearly 300 migrants apprehended near La Grulla, Texas. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector)