RIO GRANDE CITY, TX –– The Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station has confirmed it encountered over 200 migrants on July 15, 2021. According to CBP, the groups did not include unaccompanied minors.
According to CBP, on Thursday morning RGC agents encountered 110 migrants that had entered the country illegally from the east side of the side. The migrants were from Central America and consisted of 94 family members and 16 single adults.
Approximately an hour later, agents encountered a second group of migrants that entered the U.S. west of Roma. This group consisted of 65 family members and 76 single adults. After agents processed the migrants they determined the group was made up of citizens from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Ecuador.
"Rio Grande Valley Sector agents continue to experience an influx of migrants crossing daily into the United States. Unlike previous large groups seen by RGV agents, neither group had a single unaccompanied minor and one group had more single adults than family members. This is uncommon, as most, if not all of the large groups encountered this fiscal year have been primarily family members and unaccompanied minors, with a very small fraction being single adults," said CBP in a statement. "Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the lives they endanger nor to the health of the citizens of our great nation. The U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector will continue to safeguard the nation and community against these criminal elements."