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Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents say they apprehended nearly 400 migrants in a 48-hour period after they exploited outdated border vehicle barriers to illegally enter the U.S.
Agents monitoring surveillance camera equipment observed a large group of migrants entering the U.S. illegally west of the Lukeville Port of Entry. The agents witnessed the migrants ducking under the post-and-rail vehicle barriers utilized in that section to delineate the Arizona-Mexico border, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials.
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Ground-based Border Patrol agents assigned to the Ajo Station responded to the scene and took the group of 124 migrants into custody. The agents identified the group as mostly Central American migrant families. In addition to the families, the agents also identified 14 as unaccompanied minors. The migrants came to the U.S. from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, officials reported.
During a 48-hour period surrounding this particular migrant crossing, Ajo Station agents apprehended nearly 400 Central American migrants who surrendered for asylum purposes.
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“Illicit transnational criminal organizations exploit the vulnerability of foreign nationals with false promises of legal status and encourage dangerous border crossings, placing lives at risk,” Tucson Sector Border Patrol officials said in a written statement.
During the month of February, Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents...
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