Posted on February 5, 2019

Border Patrol on High Alert After Recent Migrant Caravan Arrives

SBG, WTXF-TV, February 5, 2019

A migrant caravan composed of an estimated 2,000 people made its way to the Texas-Mexico border on Monday, across from Eagle Pass in Maverick County.


Catholic Charities was expected to arrive in Maverick County on Tuesday with goods, clothes and medical help. {snip}

The exact number of migrants was not available, but experts estimated there were between 1,500 and 2,000 in the group. They arrived in 55 buses, provided by the governor of Coahuila.

Border Patrol agents were on high alert due to the caravan. Bridges were closed, helicopters circled the area and federal agents participated in crowd control exercises over the weekend.