Federal officials released more information about the number of illegal immigrants arrested so far this year in the Rio Grande Valley.

Recently released information puts the number at 245,000. Seventy five percent of those crossers are from countries other than Mexico. Most of those are from Central America.

The number of arrest for last year was 154,000.

“We have some from China, some from Bangladesh, some from Albania,” Border Patrol Spokesman Omar Zamora said.

Zamora said 18,500 people have made their way to the Valley after traveling halfway around the world.

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