Weslaco agents confirmed they arrested 66 illegals from El Salvador
U.S border patrol agents have caught up to 131 illegal immigrants, including 22 unaccompanied minors, in just 24 hours in the Rio Grande Valley, according to officials.
The new arrests come from two separate incidents in a span of just over 24 hours.
Weslaco agents confirmed they arrested 66 illegals from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras on Monday.
The group of illegals consisted of 20 families and 11 unaccompanied minors.
FoxNews reports: 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.
Officials said in a press release that all 131 illegal immigrants were being processed by the Border Patrol.
Last month Neon Nettle reported a judge gave approval for a Mexican family to file a lawsuit against a U.S. Border Patrol Agent because he stopped their son from crossing the border illegally.
On Tuesday, a federal appeals court ruled that a Mexican mother can sue a Border agent over a cross-border shooting that killed her son.Jose Antonio Elena Rodríguez was fatally shot in 2012 by U.S. Border Patrol Agent Lonnie Swartz after he used force to try and enter the United States illegally.
After being refused entry into the US, Rodríguez reportedly attacked agents with rocks in an attempt to forcibly gain entry to the country, causing Swartz to open fire.
Swartz was tried in court for the 2nd-degree murder of the Mexican national but was found not guilty by a jury who ruled that he acted in self-defense protecting his country.The case became complicated because Rodríguez was still technically in Mexico when he was shot by an American agent, on US soil, cross-border.