Large Group of Illegal African Immigrants Bussed to San Antonio

This large group from Africa further demonstrates the complexity and severity of the Border Security & Humanitarian Crisis at our Southwest Border."

AUSTIN Texas (Texas Insider Report) We didnt get a heads up. When we called Border Patrol to confirm they said Yea another 200 to 300 from the Congo and Angola will be coming to San Antonio said Interim Assistant City Manager Dr. Collen Bridger late last week. 

Bridger said the migrants began to arrive in San Antonio last Tuesday. The migrants told Migrant Resource Center workers that they had traveled with a group of about 350 migrants through Ecuador and Mexico prior to arriving at the U.S. southern border where they were bused to San Antonio. 

All told 350 Africans migrants arrived and were transported to San Antonio last week from the African nations of Congo and Angola and city officials say they received no warning from the feds that they were coming.

A U.S. Customs & Border Patrol (CBP) video shot last week shows groups of illegal immigrants from Angola Cameroon and the Congo wading across the Rio Grande River and into the United States.

Male and female adults can be seen walking through the water and into Texas several with children on their shoulders.

The river or natural barrier" was so shallow the waters surface didnt reach the adults waists.

City officials say Customs & Border Patrol (CBP) told them another 200-300 will be arriving later.

A local church put the group up for the weekend but no one seems to be sure where theyll go from there. Local non-profit agencies are desperate for French translators who can communicate with the migrants.

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Del Rio Sector recently apprehended a large group of 116 individuals from Angola Cameroon and Congo after they illegally crossed the Rio Grande River into the U.S. last Thursday.

According to CBP this is the first large group from Africa to try to breach the U.S. border via Mexico.

Large groups present a unique challenge for the men and women of the Del Rio Sector" Chief Raul Ortiz said in a news release.

This is the first large group apprehended in the Del Rio Sector and the first large group of people from Africa including nationals from Angola Cameroon and Congo apprehended on the Southwest border this year" according to CBP.

This large group from Africa further demonstrates the complexity and severity of the border security and humanitarian crisis at our Southwest border."

There were 116 in the group the agency said.

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