April 18, 2019 500 AM
PRESIDIO – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Presidio Station have apprehended 35 Honduran migrants, according to an agency news release.
On Sunday at about 6pm, the group was apprehended after Presidio Border Patrol agents encountered the large group of people near the bank of the Rio Grande after they apparently made illegal entry without inspection at the port facility. The group was made up of mostly family members, including children and parents, all citizens of Honduras.
The subjects were charged and processed according to applicable immigration laws.
While most migrants from Central American are crossing at other points along the U.S. Southwest border with Mexico, this is the second group to come across in south Presidio County in recent weeks. About 10 Honduran family members applied for asylum after entering at the Presidio-Ojinaga port of entry.
Big Bend Sector Border Patrol agents patrol 517 miles of the Southwest border, an area that extends from Sierra Blanca to Sanderson.
The Presidio Station area consists of the southern half of Presidio County and is responsible for 111 border miles between Texas and Mexico, including 1,100 square miles of area.
Presidio Station Patrol Agent in Charge Derek Boyle said, “This apprehension is a reflection of our agents’ diligent commitment to overcome everyday challenges while securing our border and protecting our community.”