US CBP Agents Encounter More Large Groups

Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) Border Patrol agents encountered 533 migrants in three large groups.

RGV agents encountered three large groups totaling 533 migrants in Starr and Hidalgo counties in the last four days. The groups were comprised of 293 family members, 145 unaccompanied children, and 95 single adults. The migrants were from Cuba and various Central and South American countries.

RGV agents have encountered over 100 large groups illegally entering the United States since October 2021, resulting in more than 15,000 migrant apprehensions. 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. A group of more than 100 migrants is considered a large group.