Surge of Undocumented Immigrants Crossing Illegally

Local News

From Wednesday September 19, 2018 to Friday September 21, 2018, more than 2,000 undocumented immigrants crossed illegally through the Rio Grande Valley. 

Majority of them through the McAllen Border Patrol Station. 

Border Patrol Officials say the groups are primarily family units, and unaccompanied children.

A tactic RGV Border Patrol Chief, Manuel Padilla says criminal organizations use to create diversions for agents. 

This year alone, more than 60,000 family units have been apprehended in the valley. 

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