Border Patrol Arrests 376 Who Dug Under Barrier in Arizona

Border Patrol Large group of immigrants dug under border fence to cross in US

However, the bollards had been created to stop people in vehicles, not on foot, Border Patrol spokesman Jose Garibay said, and in those spots, there was no concrete footing to prevent digging.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says a group of 376 Central American migrants illegally crossed the U.S. -Mexico border near Yuma on Monday.

"This is an ongoing situation that Border Patrol Agents face in southern New Mexico: hundreds of parents and children being encountered by agents after having faced a treacherous journey in the hands of risky smugglers", the Border Patrol said. The unusually large group was nearly entirely from Guatemala.

They say that is what occurred early Wednesday morning - just after midnight - when Border Patrol agents encountered 247 migrants.

Officials said that most of the group entered the USA through seven small openings burrowed under the border barrier. CBP has not confirmed exactly where the new fencing will be placed. Most surrender to federal agents and ask for asylum. "The only reason they're trying to say that they're family units is that they know if they're a family unit, they're going to be released within 20 days".

He added: "In my 30 years with the Border Patrol, I have not been part of arresting a group of 376 people".

In November, a group of around 80 migrants from Guatemala - primarily families - were apprehended by Border Patrol after climbing over the legacy landing mat border wall east of the San Luis Port of Entry.

Of those 48,287 family units, and 10,265 unaccompanied minor children apprehended throughout the nine sectors, almost half of the apprehensions took place in the Valley during that same period, with 23,012 family units, and 4,627 unaccompanied minor children apprehended, according to Border Patrol statistics.

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One particular case highlighted by ABC News was a man who paid coyotes $5,000 to lead him and his 12-year-old daughter up from Guatemala to the US border, leaving behind his wife and two daughters.

He planned to travel to San Diego after leaving the processing center. His wife and two younger daughters stayed in Guatemala.

The statement said Thursday's group is the 25th large group consisting of more than 100 people apprehended since October along this remote stretch of border in New Mexico.

CBP Yuma Border Sector Chief Anthony Porvaznik told ABC that the issue of families crossing the border is becoming a humanitarian problem that his unit is not equipped to handle. "Almost all were families or unaccompanied juveniles", CPB Arizona said in a tweet.

The vast majority surrender immediately upon crossing to claim asylum.

Patrols at the US-Mexico border have caught a record number of illegal immigrants who crossed through multiple tunnels under the steel border fence near San Luis, Arizona.

That study also estimated the number of illegal immigrants now in the U.S.at 10.7 million.

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