Border patrol agents apprehend over 800 illegal immigrants within 24 hours in Rio Grande Valley

Border Patrol agents at the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) sector arrested over 800 illegal immigrants within a 24 hour period earlier this week.

Agents referred to the spike as the “single largest group apprehended thus far, this year.” According to a statement by the US Customs and Border Protection, “Many within the group suffered from dehydration and exhaustion. Border Patrol Emergency Medical Technicians responded and provided medical assistance to those in need before being sent to the hospital for further treatment.”

Reportedly, the majority of the group traveled from Guatemala, other countries include Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador. In total, 845 illegals were apprehended in the 24 hour period, primarily within two large groups. First, a caravan in the early morning of Tuesday 336 near La Grulla, Texas, and 509 near Hidalgo, Texas at night.

Last week, COVID-19 cases among illegal immigrants along the RGV sector increased by 900 percent. According to reports, in the first two weeks of July, 135 detainees tested positive for the virus. Controversy arose surrounding the entrance of illegal immigrants into America as the delta variant spreads. The rise in cases is leading to new COVID-19 mask mandates and potentially lockdowns  



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Antoinette is a community college student in Sacramento, California. She is a Politics Editor at Fact Based America, a correspondent for Campus Reform, and a student journalist. She previously worked for Turning Point USA as a High School Coordinator.

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