by Nadia Galindo
Posted: 06.25.2013 at 11:23 AM
Updated: 06.25.2013 at 12:35 PM

Residents of a rural Edinburg neighborhood turned to Action 4 News after illegal immigrants set up an makeshift camp in a wooded area.

The camp was located near Hoehn and Russell Roads on city's northwest side.

Neighbors told Action 4 News that some 30 or more illegal immigrants stay at the camp before heading north.

The campsite is reportedly used as a staging ground before immigrants hike through the South Texas brush country to bypass the Border Patrol's Falfurrias checkpoint.

Border Patrol agents raided the camp where they reportedly caught between 50 to 60 immigrants.

Sources told Action 4 News that the camp may have been used by as many 120 immigrants may have been staying at the camp.