Border patrol apprehends group of 325 migrants near Lukeville

Elias Hubbard
February 9, 2019

However, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, in a statement, says it is still seeing a "high volume of families and unaccompanied children from Central America are attempting to cross the Southwest border".

Numerous migrants who may seek passage with smugglers in their journey through Mexico cross the border and turn themselves into US authorities to seek asylum in the United States, a drawn-out court process that can take months or years to resolve.

The large group entered the country illegally in an area where there is only a vehicle barrier created to prevent crossings, the release said. Mexico is at the top of the image, beyond the border fence.

The border patrol official said smugglers drop off large groups as a diversion tactic to tie up law enforcement resources in order to move drugs across other parts of the border.

"Border Patrol agents working at the Camp Bounds (Forward Operating Base) early (Friday) morning observed a large group illegally crossing the border and making their way into the United States", according to a news release from Border Patrol.

The data is strikingly similar to other USBP information that indicates violence at the border has increased by 300 percent over the same period a year ago.

US President Donald Trump speaks during his visit to US Border Patrol McAllen Station in McAllen, Texas, on January 10, 2019.

A group of 325 Central Americans were detected by U.S. Border Patrol agents after the group illegally entered the country and surrendered to agents west of Lukeville. "These trends family Illegals are very concerning and demonstrate the reality of the ongoing humanitarian and border security crisis".

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