Illegal immigrant crossings rise over holiday weekend

Illegal Immigrants in La Joya

Over two dozen illegal immigrants were detained by Border Patrol on Saturday following two separate chases in La Joya.

La Joya police told Action 4 News the first incident happened on F.M. 2221 around 11 a.m.

They said a young man driving a van full of immigrants crashed, injuring a few.

The extent of those injuries weren't made readily available.

The second incident happened near the river.

Police said they got a call about 30 immigrants crossing the Rio Grande River.

When police arrived to the scene, they were able to arrest all 30.