Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector of the U.S.-Mexico border have encountered 25 groups of more than 100 migrants this year alone, according to a Monday press release,
Over the weekend, the situation was no different as McAllen Border Patrol Station agents encountered large groups of migrants from El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Belize. On Saturday, agents near Havana, Texas encountered a group of over 145 migrants. Later that day, a group of 108 migrants was apprehended near La Joya, Texas.
On Sunday, border patrol agents near Hidalgo, Texas arrested a group of 116 people, bringing the weekend total to nearly 300 family members and unaccompanied minors.
The announcement comes as migrants continue to surge the border overwhelming Border Patrol agents. On Sunday, Fox News confirmed that Border Patrol in the Rio Grande Valley Sector had begun releasing migrants without a Notice to Appear (NTA), or a court date. Processing migrants and providing them with court dates for their asylum claims typically takes hours, according to the report.
CBP encountered 100,000 migrants in February and as the surge continues, many of the detention facilities have gone over capacity.
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