A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer, right, instructs a migrant to walk toward the McAllen-Hidalgo International Bridge while deporting a group of migrants to Mexico, Saturday, March 20, 2021, in Hidalgo, Texas. The fate of thousands of migrant families who have recently arrived at the Mexico border is being decided by a mysterious new system under President Joe Biden. U.S. authorities are releasing migrants with “acute vulnerabilities” and allowing them to pursue asylum. But it's not clear why some are considered vulnerable and not others. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
The Border Patrol is running into more large groups of illegal immigrants in south Texas. Agents say they encountered three groups of more than 100 over the weekend near Havana, La Joya and Hidalgo.
Nearly 300 of those people were family members and unaccompanied children. They were from El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico and Belize.
Officials say Rio Grande Valley agents have encountered 25 groups of more than 100 illegals trying to enter the U.S. since the beginning of the year.