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Border Patrol sees more Central American migrants

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Migrants from Central America account for a slight majority of the agency's recent apprehensions in South Texas, Border Patrol officials said.

They're coming mainly from Central American countries, including El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, said Rosendo Hinojosa, chief of the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector.

"Usually, about 35 percent of the population that this sector catches" is non-Mexican migrants, Hinojosa said. "Right now we are trending above that. We're about 50/50 right now. There is no indication that this will be a long-term phenomenon. It's just too early to tell."

Source: Associated Press