Customs and Border Patrol Agents confirmed this week that they “apprehended the largest group” on record in New Mexico; detaining over 600 migrants traveling in two separate groups.
“LARGEST GROUP APPREHENDED—#BorderPatrol agents apprehended the largest group of 424 illegal aliens just after midnight this morning in Sunland Park, NM. A second group of 230 illegal aliens was also apprehended in Antelope Wells, NM this morning,” posted the agency on social media.
LARGEST GROUP APPREHENDED—#BorderPatrol agents apprehended the largest group of 424 illegal aliens just after midnight this morning in Sunland Park, NM. A second group of 230 illegal aliens was also apprehended in Antelope Wells, NM this morning. More: https://t.co/54XxK78XB2 pic.twitter.com/i5owidRi1t
— CBP (@CBP) April 30, 2019
The announcement comes hours after CBP posted exclusive footage showing hundreds of Central American migrants illegally crossing the border into the United States.
BORDER CRISIS: Federal Agents Arrest FOUR HUNDRED Migrants in FIVE MINUTES near El Paso
Federal Border Patrol Agents continued to crackdown on illegal immigration and human trafficking along the US-Mexico border this week; detaining a stunning 400 migrants in just five minutes near El Paso, Texas.
“U.S. Border Patrol agents working in El Paso apprehended two large groups of illegal immigrants consisting of over 400 people within five minutes. These groups, like many others before, are comprised primarily of Central American families and unaccompanied juveniles,” said an official statement from US Customs and Border Protection.
“In the early morning hours of March 19, agents encountered the first group of 194 illegal crossers at approximately 2:45 a.m. The group was encountered by agents at the border wall just west of Bowie High School. Just five minutes later at 2:50 a.m., agents working farther west encountered a second group of 252 people who crossed illegally near Downtown El Paso,” adds the statement.
The detentions come weeks after President Trump declared a “national emergency” along the US-Mexico border; effectively bypassing Congress to secure funding for his long-promised “border wall.”
Read the full statement here.
BORDER CRISIS: Federal Agents Confirm Migrants from 50 COUNTRIES Detained in Latest ‘Caravan’
Border Patrol Agents confirmed this week that nationals from 50 different countries have been detained in the latest ‘migrant caravan’ arriving at the US-Mexico border near El Paso, Texas.
“A caravan-size influx of migrants is flooding across the border each week in just a single sector, a top Border Patrol official told lawmakers Tuesday — the latest indicator of the growing migration crisis on the southern border,” reports Fox News.
“Much media attention has focused on caravans coming across from Central America,” said Rio Grande Valley Sector Chief Patrol Agent Rodolfo Karisch during Congressional testimony Tuesday. “But the fact is that RGV is receiving caravan-equivalent numbers every seven days.”
“People are traveling across hemispheres to attempt to illegally enter the U.S., using the same pathways as the Central Americans,” he said.
Karisch confirmed countless immigrants have arrived in the region from China, Bangladesh, Turkey, Egypt, and Romania.
Read the full report here.