Three Large Groups of Migrants, Totalling 320 Migrants, Encountered on US Southern Border

McAllen Border Patrol (MCS) station agents encountered three large groups totalling 320 migrants in two days.

MCS agents working in Hidalgo County, Texas, responded to several reports of large groups of noncitizens crossing the Rio Grande.  The three groups encountered on Monday morning and Tuesday evening totaled 320 migrants. The groups consisted of 229 family members, 86 unaccompanied children, and five single adults.  The nationalities of those in the groups included; Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Romania, Ecuador, Venezuela, and United Kingdom.

This year, Rio Grande Valley (RGV) agents have encountered 44 groups of 100 or more people illegally entering the United States.