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A caravan of 31 immigrant parents and children were apprehended by border agents along the north side of the Rio Grande River near Hidalgo, Texas, Thursday after having just illegally crossed into the U.S. from Reynosa, Mexico.
Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector’s Weslaco Station found the large group on the riverbank after they reportedly crossed on rafts.
The article goes on to state the following:
Upon initial inspection at the river, all 31 people stated they were from the Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
The group was taken to Centralized Processing Center in McAllen, Texas, where agents will verify family unit relationships and process them over the next 72 hours.
The Border Patrol reported the following in a press release:
HIDALGO, Texas – Yesterday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Weslaco station encountered a group of 31 illegal aliens along the riverbank of the Rio Grande near Hidalgo, Texas.
The illegal aliens were comprised of family units and unaccompanied children from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
All subjects were offered medical assistance and will be processed accordingly.
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