Officials at the Guatemala Consulate in the city of Del Río, Texas, USA, reported that on September 18, border patrol agents intercepted 2,500 migrants who entered the Eagle Pass sector in Texas irregularly, including 204 nationals receiving consular assistance will and protection.
The consulate added that what happened that day marked a critical point in the growing irregular migration crisis affecting the Eagle Pass community and represented an unprecedented increase in the influx of migrants.
The consular mission stated that to defuse the situation, this headquarters has an integrated information system, which is updated daily with the receipt of lists of people rescued by the Border Police throughout the consular district, thus determining the total number of nationals intercepted daily.
It was reported that as part of the relief and protection effort, work is underway to verify the health status and identity of each of the 204 Guatemalans intercepted on September 18 and to facilitate communication with their relatives in Guatemala and the United States.
Likewise, they will be supported in their immigration process, be it a quick and safe return to Guatemala or a reunification with their families, as the case may be. They now also receive psychosocial and counseling, consular and immigration support to ensure they receive medical attention and basic care.
It was also reported that the consular mission also maintains constant communication and cooperation with local immigration authorities as well as in the search for relatives of the rescued migrants.