Laredo Sector Border Patrol brokers and different regulation enforcement companies found the primary stash home at a house on Ligarde Avenue Thursday afternoon. The people had been from Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador, and Honduras, U.S. Customs and Border Safety mentioned.
The second discovery got here the next night. Border Patrol brokers acquired a tip about a number of unlawful immigrants being housed at a house on Philadelphia Avenue – about 5 miles northwest of the primary stash home.
Brokers found greater than 40 unlawful immigrants inside the home. These people had come from Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico.
CBP mentioned not one of the apprehended migrants had been carrying private protecting gear (PPE). Brokers supplied them with PPE they usually had been medically display earlier than being processed.
CBP has not mentioned whether or not any of the migrants examined constructive for COVID-19. Fox Information has reached out to CBP searching for extra data.
CBP mentioned in a press launch that the customarily “substandard conditions” encountered at stash homes can foster a breeding floor for sicknesses or different communicable illnesses.
The invention of the stash homes comes after border officers in Del Rio, Texas cleared a camp following the flood of thousands of Haitian migrants earlier this month.
Fox Information’ Caitlin McFall contributed to this report.