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U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Del Rio Sector encountered 704 migrants early Thursday near a ranch in Eagle Pass, Texas.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said migrants crossed the Rio Grande and entered illegally at about 3:20 a.m. Thursday.

According to a CBP news release, there were 535 Cubans; 74 Nicaraguans; 49 Colombians; 31 Dominicans; nine Peruvians; three Ecuadorians; and three Mexicans. The group consisted of 320 single males, 190 single females, 74 family units and 12 unaccompanied children.

All 704 subjects were to be processed at the nearest Border Patrol center, CBP said.

The Del Rio Sector last fiscal year took the top spot for migrant encounters, passing the Rio Grande Valley Sector.


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