Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents recently encountered four large groups consisting of adult and illegal immigrant children near Edinburg, Texas.
On March 24, 2021 agents working near the Rio Grande encountered two large groups of illegal immigrants shortly after they made entry into the United States. Agents saw the first group of 120 individuals early in the morning. The group consisted of 46 family members and 14 unaccompanied children.
Hours later agents encountered a second group of 134 people, consisting of 37 family members and 32 children. Seven of the children in this group were under the age of 12.
Also on March 25, 2021 Border Patrol agents working near La Joya, Texas, encountered two more groups totaling 148 people. These groups also consisted of mainly family members and children.
Border Patrol agents continue seeing an increase in unaccompanied children encounters along the border.