Just minutes after 1:00 pm on Tuesday February 19, 2019 United States Border Patrol Agents and Personnel from Grupo BETA on the Mexican responded to the Rio Grande once again to rescue one of the largest groups of people who attempted to cross illegally into the United States.
The incident occurred just an hour or so after Mexican Officials closed down a shelter that had been housing over 1,800 undocumented migrants from Central America.
It’s unclear at this time if the group rescued from the River which included numerous children were part of the caravan that arrived over 2 weeks ago.
U.S. Border Patrol were able to apprehend and take all the individuals into custody. They will be transported to Del Rio and be kept in federal custody to wait for their deportation hearings.