Published On: Wed, Jul 21st, 2021

Over 15,000 Illegal Immigrants Apprehended Along Southern Border in One Week as Large Group Crossings Spike

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U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley sector in Texas over the recent weekend encountered the biggest single group of illegal immigrants so far this fiscal year, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Agents with the Rio Grande City station on July 17 encountered a group of 298 people walking north along a ranch road near La Grulla after illegally entering the United States, according to a CBP statement released on July 19. That’s the largest single group so far this fiscal year, CBP noted, amid a spike in large groups of people crossing the southern border illegally. One individual within the group showed symptoms of COVID-19 and was taken to an area hospital, where the person later indeed tested positive for the CCP virus. “Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the lives they …

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