US border patrol arrests 131 illegal immigrants, including 22 children, in a SINGLE DAY on the border with Mexico
- All 131 of the immigrants were being processed by Border Patrol this week
- Among the group were 22 unaccompanied minors who crossed the border
- Officials said the arrests took place in a period just over a 24-hour span
- Last week agents rescued 55 illegal immigrants from a tractor-trailer in Texas
US border patrol arrested 131 illegal immigrants, including 22 unaccompanied children, in a single day – officials have revealed.
Officials said in a press release that all 131 of the immigrants were being processed by Border Patrol after they were picked up in a 24-hour period in the in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas.
According to authorities, the arrests stem from two separate incidents in a span of just over 24 hours.
A U.S. Border Patrol agent monitors a group of apprehended males who crossed the border on July 2016 (file photo)
Weslaco agents first arrested 66 illegals from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras on Monday. The group comprised 20 families and 11 unaccompanied minors.
Then on Tuesday, Weslaco agents arrested an additional 65 illegal immigrants from Guatemala and El Salvador. That group was made up of 25 families and 11 unaccompanied children.
The news comes just a week after Border Patrol agents rescued 55 illegal immigrants from a sweltering tractor-trailer in Texas.
Agents broke the seal to the vehicle after a service canine was alerted to the odour of concealed humans.
The immigrants were found hidden amid the commodity being transported at the Border Patrol checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35, north of Laredo, on September 5.
Inside the trailer, officers were met with conditions that were potentially lethal with an internal temperature of nearly 100 degrees and limited airflow.
The illegal immigants inside were sweating profusely and immediately evaluated by an emergency medical technician.
The male driver, who was a United States citizen, was arrested and the tractor-trailer was seized.
Agents from Border Patrol rescued 55 illegal immigrants from a checkpoint on the Interstate Highway 35, north of Laredo, on September 5
Officers witnessed an internal temperature of nearly 100 degrees inside the trailer and limited airflow. The driver, who was arrested, was a US citizen