Border Patrol arrests 144 illegals near Texas border

U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested 144 illegal immigrants in two separate stash house raids near the Texas border:

The latest raid took place Tuesday afternoon north of the border city of Mission, Texas. U.S. Border Patrol agents, along with Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Deputies and Precinct 4 Deputy Constables, carried out a “knock and talk,” Border Patrol spokesman Oscar Saldana said in an interview with Breitbart Texas.

“The information came from an interview with a subject in custody who provided a specific location on an address that was being used,” Saldana said.

Following up on the information, authorities went to the house and found the 68 illegal immigrants that they arrested.

That raid comes just one day after agents working alongside deputy constables arrested another group of 76 illegal immigrants north of the border city of Edinburg.

The earlier raid came under similar circumstances, when a series of interviews with people in custody led authorities to the rural area in Edinburg, information provided to Breitbart Texas by the U.S. Border Patrol revealed.

Those arrested included 17 Guatemalans, 18 Mexicans, 22 Hondurans, 17 Salvadorans, and 2 Ecuadorans. They were taken to the Weslaco Border Patrol station for processing.