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168 Migrants Apprehended in Single Texas Border Crossing

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a single group of 168 migrants from Central America, Venezuela, and Cuba on Sunday. This sector is currently averaging more than 1,000 migrant apprehensions per day — mostly family units and unaccompanied minors.

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents apprehend a large group of migrants after they illegally crossed border from Mexico. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector)

Child Rapists, Killer Busted near Texas Border

Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector stopped several criminal aliens and three gang members from making their way successfully into the U.S. interior. Those arrested included two child rapists, two killers, a member of the 18th Street gang and two MS-13 gang members.

YUMA, AZ - MARCH 17: U.S. Customs and Border Protection border patrol agent Ben Vik apprehends a suspected illegal immigrant on the California side of the Colorado River on March 17, 2006 near Yuma, Arizona. As Congress begins a new battle over immigration policy, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) …

Groups of 100 Central American Migrants Apprehended at Texas Border

Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector apprehended two large groups of Central American migrants who illegally crossed the border. The groups, consisting of nearly 100 family units and unaccompanied minors, surrendered to Border Patrol agents after they illegally entered the U.S. from Mexico in two separate incidents.

MCALLEN, TX - JUNE 12: Central American asylum seekers, including a Honduran girl, 2, and her mother (L), are taken into custody near the U.S.-Mexico border on June 12, 2018 in McAllen, Texas. The group of women and children had rafted across the Rio Grande from Mexico and were detained …

South Texas Border Patrol Agents Arrest 110 Migrants in 2 Days

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents arrested 110 migrants in less than two days. The apprehensions occurred along the border and in stash houses. The Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector continues to lead the nation with nearly half of all arrests of illegal immigrants alone.

MCALLEN, TX - SEPTEMBER 08: Families of Central American immigrants turn themselves in to U.S. Border Patrol agents after crossing the Rio Grande River from Mexico on September 8, 2014 to McAllen, Texas. Although the numbers of such immigrant families and unaccompanied minors have decreased from a springtime high, thousands …

Migrant Death Toll Continues to Rise Under Open Border Policies

The Texas summer heat and the U.S. government’s open borders policies continue to take their toll on the lives of illegal aliens crossing the border from Mexico. This week, Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents carried out the rescues of 15 migrants and recovered the body of one deceased migrant.

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents rescue an illegal alien who required treatment for heat-related illness in South Texas. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector)

Border Patrol Finds 8-Year-Old Boy Abandoned by Smugglers in Texas

Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector identified an unaccompanied minor who was apparently abandoned by family or human smugglers near the border. Officials were initially unable to identify the young boy who is unable to communicate because he only speaks a dialect they were unable to translate.

Border Patrol agents find 8-year-old boy abandoned by human smugglers near Mexican border. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector)

Border Patrol Agents Arrest Sex Offenders, Gang Members in South Texas

Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector stopped sex offenders and gang members from making their way to their U.S. destinations over the weekend. During a four-day period, agents arrested four child molesters and three gang members after they illegally crossed the border. The arrests include fugitives who fled the country to avoid prosecution and previously deported criminal aliens.

Border Patrol agents arrest previously deported criminal aliens.

Rapists, MS-13 Member Arrested After Illegally Crossing Texas Border

Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector reported the arrests of numerous previously deported criminal aliens. Those arrested after illegally crossing the border included convicted rapists, child molesters, and an MS-13 member. One has an outstanding warrant in Harris County, Texas (Houston).

In this Aug. 11, 2017, photo U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents pursue a group of immigrants who are suspected of crossing into the United States illegally, along the Rio Grande near Granjeno, Texas. After hitting a 17-year low shortly after President Donald Trump took office, the numbers of people …