More than 200 family units, unaccompanied children taken in by Border Patrol in matter of hours

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LA GRULLA, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector continue to encounter large groups crossing the Rio Grande.

On Monday afternoon, Rio Grande City agents responded to a report of a group of approximately 40 illegal aliens that had crossed the Rio Grande near La Grulla, Texas. As agents prepared the group for transportation, additional groups of illegal aliens approached the agents to turn themselves in. In total, agents apprehended 244 illegal aliens, primarily comprised of family units and unaccompanied children from the countries of Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Peru.

In the month of March, Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector apprehended over 20,900 individual classified as family units and more than 3,700 unaccompanied children.

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