U.S. says Syrian families presented themselves at Texas border town

Reuters News
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Posted: Nov 19, 2015 9:09 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Members of two Syrian families have turned themselves in to U.S. authorities in Laredo, Texas, at the Mexican border, U.S. Homeland Security officials said on Thursday.

The Department of Homeland Security said two men, two women and four children "presented themselves" at the port of entry and were taken into custody by Border Patrol agents before being handed over to immigration officials for processing.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Susan Heavey)