This story originally appeared on WeBuildTheWall.news & was republished with permission:
On Tuesday morning, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Ajo Station encountered 360 illegal aliens after they illegally entered the country and surrendered to agents west of Lukeville.
Border Patrol camera operators spotted the mass of people after multiple buses arrived south of the U.S.-Mexico border approximately 14 miles west of the Port of Lukeville. Border Patrol agents watched as the group exited the buses and walked under the vehicle barrier that sits on the international boundary.
The group, consisting of 360 illegals, mostly family units from Central America, was similar to previous groups that have recently crossed in this remote area. Ajo Border Patrol agents quickly worked to determine if any members of the group needed medical attention, and then began to transport the group for processing.
National Park Service employees assisted agents at the site of the crossing, which sits on the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Additional Border Patrol assets from around the Tucson Sector were diverted to provide humanitarian, transportation, and processing assistance for the large group.
Read the full report via U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This yet another million reminders of why we need to close the border!
Tucson Sentinel has more on this story:
Border Patrol agents encountered the largest single group of Central American migrants yet in the Tucson Sector on Tuesday morning, detaining 393 people, including 230 children, about 14 miles west of Lukeville, Ariz.
Managing the group required shutting down a nearby checkpoint and the agency “allocated an entire station,” Roy Villareal, the chief of the Tucson Sector, told reporters Tuesday afternoon. Officials marshaled at least two shifts, including dozens of agents, to process and transport nearly 400 people, including 199 children traveling with their parents, and 31 children traveling without parents or guardians, including both infants and teenagers.
Villareal said that three chartered buses drove up along Mexico’s Highway 2 and “dropped off” people in a span of 20 to 30 minutes in an area that has increasingly become a final staging ground for people traveling up through Mexico.
As he spoke, BP agents showed infrared video recorded at the scene by surveillance cameras, displaying ghostly figures moving from a highway to a line marked as the U.S.-Mexico border.
The rising numbers of Central America asylum-seekers presaged the sudden firing of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and other DHS officials, as the Trump administration continues to struggle to mitigate rising apprehensions despite increasingly hard-nosed tactics against people trying to seek protection in the U.S.
In recent weeks, Trump administration officials have said they are facing “unprecedented” numbers of migrants along the southwestern border, and the number of people taken into custody by agents has jumped 35 percent from February to March, following a rising trend over the last six months.
Of those, nearly 65 percent were either families with children, or children traveling without a parent or guardian. Most hail from the Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. However, even the number of single adults, who are more easily detained and ultimately deported, increased 29 percent from February to March, officials said.
In February, the agency reported that total apprehensions jumped 38 percent from January, after 76,537 people were taken into custody by CBP, and in March, apprehensions jumped again to 104,212 people. Continue Reading
Or maybe…it’s time we start dropping these illegals off at the homes of all the politicians that support illegals breaking the law. And watch how fast they call the border patrol agents.
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