Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station agents found 736 migrants in three large groups in La Grulla this weekend, including one the agency is describing as its largest group yet this year.
Border patrol agents first saw a large group of migrants “make landfall” near La Grulla Friday morning.
That group of 235 migrants consisted of 187 family members, 27 unaccompanied children, and 21 single adult migrants, according to a Monday news release from the agency. More than half of the migrants are citizens of Guatemala. The remainder are citizens of Honduras, El Salvador, Venezuela, and Nicaragua.
On Saturday, Rio Grande City agents found an even larger group of migrants — 298 — walking north on a ranch road after illegally entering the country.
The group included 60 unaccompanied children.
“This has been the largest group of migrants encountered by RGV agents this fiscal year,” the news release said.
Included in the group was a person exhibiting COVID-19 related symptoms. The migrant was transported to a local hospital and tested positive for the virus.
Sunday afternoon, Border Patrol agents encountered yet another large group of migrants walking north on the same ranch road as the previous day.
This time the group consisted of 203 migrants — 127 of which were citizens of Honduras. There were 158 family members, 29 unaccompanied children and 16 single adults.