Fox News' Griff Jenkins witnessed an apparent attempt by some illegal immigrants to enter the United States on Monday, as a massive migrant caravan pushes toward the southern border about 1,000 miles away.

Awaiting a border crossing attempt in McAllen, Texas, Jenkins and his camera crew saw a group -- not part of the caravan -- crossing the Rio Grande in a raft.

He said that a family was in the raft, along with a smuggler who was steering it.

"Excuse me sir, were you trying to cross into America illegally?" Jenkins called out, before the smuggler paddled to a different part of the river bank.


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"We seem to have foiled this attempt," Jenkins said.

The growing caravan of immigrants from Central America continues to inch closer to the southern border and is reportedly more than a mile long.

Last week, President Trump threatened to send the U.S. military to the border to confront the incoming caravan.

Jenkins also spoke with an illegal immigrant who was aboard a second raft crossing the river that made it to the United States.

The woman, accompanied by two others and a small child, made the trek due to "the situation of Honduras."

"You cannot work there because the criminal always will get your money," she told Jenkins.

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