Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents encountered multiple large migrant groups illegally crossing the border from Mexico into Texas. The groups totaled more than 500 migrants including 146 unaccompanied migrant children.
During a 48-hour period ending on June 16, Rio Grande Valley Sector agents encountered 512 migrants in three large-group crossings, according to information obtained from Border Patrol officials. The groups included migrants from Cuba, Central America, and South America.
Over a two day span, RGV agents encountered 3 large groups in Starr and Hidalgo Counties that totaled 512 apprehensions.
— Chief Patrol Agent Brian Hastings (@USBPChiefRGV) June 18, 2022
Agents reported the groups consisted of 276