The United States Border Patrol detained approximately 180 Central American migrants at a single location this week; arresting the giant group as they rushed the Mexico border into the southern US.
“The U.S. Border Patrol detained a group of 180 undocumented immigrants who crossed the border early Tuesday morning in Sunland Park, N.M.,” reports the El Paso Times. “The apprehension was the second in Sunland Park involving a group of more than 100 migrants in the past three weeks.”
Federal authorities and emergency responders administered first aid to the migrants as they were processed by immigration agents.
“The migrant groups have surrendered to border agents in El Paso and desolate locations such as Antelope Wells, some 122 miles west of El Paso in New Mexico’s Bootheel region,” adds the article.
The news comes just weeks after President Trump declared a “national emergency” along the US-Mexico border; bypassing Congress to fully fund his long-promised border wall.
Read the full report at the El Paso Times.