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Traffic stops lead to arrest of 34 migrants crammed into two vehicles

McALLEN, Texas (Border Report) — Since Hurricane Hanna made landfall, migrants have been cautiously eyeing the swollen Rio Grande, which now threatens to crest and wipe out the riverfront tent encampment they’ve called home for months in Matamoros, Mexico.

Sister Norma Pimentel, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, told Border Report on Thursday that the river was hovering around the 19-foot-mark, but additional rains could easily send the river above the 21-foot mark, threatening the camp of about 1,200 asylum-seekers, across from Brownsville, Texas.

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