Group of 180 migrants arrested at New Mexico border

Houston Chronicle | 2/27/2019 | By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Another large group of migrants has been arrested after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, marking the latest in a wave of Central Americans who have been apprehended in remote areas of New Mexico, authorities said Wednesday.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said the group — made up primarily of families and unaccompanied children — crossed early Tuesday near Sunland Park, a community just west of the busy border city of El Paso, Texas.

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It's the second time in as many weeks that such a group has been encountered at Sunland Park. In mid-February, 311 people made their way around a pedestrian fence under the cover of darkness before being taking into custody. That was less than 24 hours after another group of 330 people were apprehended more than 150 miles (240 kilometers) to the west near the Antelope Wells port of entry.

More than two dozen large groups of 100 migrants or more have been apprehended in the region since Oct. 1, according to border officials.

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"This is a situation that Border Patrol agents continue to face in southern New Mexico: hundreds of parents and children being encountered by agents after having faced a dangerous journey in the hands of unscrupulous smugglers," the...
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