Four illegal immigrants from the tiny European nation of Albanian are facing deportation after being caught near Brownsville.
U.S. Border Patrol agents caught the four wading across the Rio Grande River in Brownsville on Wednesday.
The four immigrants appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Felix Recio on Friday.
Judge Recio sentenced them to time served but they are now facing deportation.
The group makes up a total of 16 Albanian immigrants caught in Brownsville since late December.
Border Patrol statistics show only 38 immigrants from the southeast European nation were arrested along the entire southwest border in 2011.