A woman from Honduras, who is believed to be with one of the Central American migrant 'convoys' which have been camped in Piedras Negras Mexico, delivered a baby at a Texas hospital Tuesday after she and several dozen other migrants stormed across the Rio Grande into the U.S., News Radio 1200 WOAI news has learned.
Customs and Border Protection reports some 90 migrants, all of them from Honduras, were found walking down a rural road near the remote town of Quemado, northwest of Eagle Pass Texas.
A Border Patrol official told News Radio 1200 WOAI the group was made up 'mostly of women and children,' with the children ranging from 1 -17 years old.
Del Rio Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Matthew Hudak said the entire group surrendered without incident.. Buses were called to take the group to a station in Eagle Pass for processing..
"It is a criminal offense to enter the United States at a place other than a designated port of entry," Hudak said.. "Those who chose to enter illegally will be arrested and handled accordingly."
He didn't say how the immigrants got across the Rio Grande.
Hudak said a woman in the group complained to a Border Patrol officer that she was pregnant and experiencing stomach pains.. She was taken to Ft. Duncan Regional Medical Center in Eagle Pass where she went into labor and gave birth.. Under the Fourteenth Amendment, the baby is a U.S. citizen.
Border Patrol officials say large groups of illegal immigrants have been unusual in the Eagle Pass area, until the migrant convoys began arriving across the river in December.. Several thousand mainly Central Americans, have been held in border cities by Mexican officials.. Some have been transported by bus to cities in the Mexican interior due to the stress they are putting on relief organizations in overwhelmed cities like Piedras Negras.
Eagle Pass is about 120 miles west of San Antonio.
PHOTO: US Border Patrol