Group of 330 Migrants Apprehended in New Mexico, Says CBP

Breitbart | 2/11/2019 | Staff
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported they apprehended 330 migrants who illegally crossed into the United States “one minute passed midnight” on Monday at Antelope Wells, a remote southwestern New Mexico port of entry.

The group mainly consisted of Central American families and unaccompanied minors, although CBP did not identify their countries of origin. Border Patrol Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) said they provided initial medical screenings and determined none of the subjects in custody required immediate medical attention, according to the agency’s press release.

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This marked the second time in less than one week that a large group of Central American families and unaccompanied alien minors tried to enter the U.S. illegally and, then, surrendered to Border Patrol agents working at the Camp Bounds Forward Operating Base at the Antelope Wells Port of Entry. On Friday, Antelope Wells CBP apprehended 290 Central Americans. Among them, a Guatemalan juvenile male who showed signs of illness. Border Patrol transported him and his father by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment.

One day earlier, Antelope Wells officials said they spotted some migrants dressed in camouflage and hiding on the Mexican side of the border near the site of illegal entry. Agents believed the group was scouting the area for “possible vulnerabilities” to cross into New Mexico. In response, border patrol “prepared for illegal activity during the overnight periods.”

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The Antelope Wells border crossing is located at the southernmost tip of New Mexico, dubbed the boot heel, and is roughly 170 miles southwest of El Paso. It is part of the El Paso Sector, which includes the New Mexico border and part of West Texas.

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