It appears that despite the well publicized drowning of a man and his daughter in the Rio Grande, the dozens of deaths from heat related causes in the south Texas brush country, and attempts to make the border more secure, getting into the United States continues to be the goal of much of the world.
The Border Patrol in Del Rio just in the last few days has detained two large groups of illegal immigrants, one consisting of 105 people, and the other consisting of 205.
And, as has been the case lately, the migrants are from a veritable United Nations of countries. The smaller group consisted of mainly Haitians, but also people from South America and Africa.
The larger group was made up largely of migrants from Central Africa, but also from Haiti and from 'at least five Latin American nations.'
“Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents have apprehended people from over 45 countries around the world,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz. “Our agents, along with the assistance of our DHS partners, continue to meet each new challenge as the ongoing humanitarian crisis evolves.”
As is usual, the immigrants are checked for communicable diseases and are referred for treatment if they test positive. They will then be processed through the system for potential deportation or scheduled for asylum hearings.
PHOTOS: Large groups of illegal immigrants crossing the Rio Grande, and arrested near Del Rio (COURTESY U.S. BORDER PATROL)