DCW50’s Border Patrol Scoop Of The Day! (River Crossing)

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While some may just be going for a swim in the Rio Grande near Laredo, Texas, and New Laredo, Mexico, Border Patrol agents in the area say 60-70 people try to cross the river each day. What longtime residents say they’ve seen in the area.

LAREDO, Texas (Border Report) — Danniel Montes says it’s not uncommon to see migrants try to cross the Rio Grande from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, into the U.S.

“Everyday, you can see them coming across, especially if you are fishing around here in the nighttime,” he said. “They just come across.”

Montes, who has lived in Laredo for nearly six decades, says migrants don’t just swim. He’s seen them use rafts and inner tubes trying to float across as well.

People swimming in the Rio Grande. (Border Report Photo/Ozzie Carrillo)
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