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Posted: Jun 22, 2014 9:01 AM

Updated: Jun 30, 2014 3:10 PM

RIO GRANDE VALLEY - Flights filled with illegal immigrants will be a regular occurrence.

Paul Beeson, the chief of the Border Patrol's San Diego sector, says the next two flights will leave for california tomorrow.

Nearly three hundred undocumented immigrants will be flown out, 140 on each flight. They'll be taken to processing centers in San Diego and El Centro, California.

Its all in an effort to ease the workload on Border Patrol agents stationed in the Rio Grande Valley.

Beeson says the two flights are expected to continue every three days, but it's unclear for how long.

On board will be mostly families with young children, but no unaccompanied children.

The Border Patrol says more than 174-thousand illegal immigrants have been caught in the Rio Grande Valley since October. Most of the immigrants are from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.

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