A source within U.S. Customs and Border Protection says that Texas Highway Patrol Troopers responded to suspicious activity near Normandy and discovered a migrant stash house. The house did not have electricity or running water, according to the source.
The migrants were turned over to Border Patrol and were determined to be mostly citizens of Nicaragua. The immediate area received significant media attention after a group of unaccompanied migrant children were abandoned on the banks of the river by smugglers.
The group of migrants, mostly single adults, will be processed and turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for detention. The Department of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) was notified, and the incident remains under investigation.
The troopers, recently augmented by law enforcement authorities from out of state, are currently deployed to the southern border as part of Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Operation Lone Star. Abbott redirected 1,000