Federal Border Patrol Agents working to crack down on illegal immigration and human trafficking along the US-Mexico border this week; detained a stunning 400 migrants in just five minutes near El Paso, Texas.
“U.S. Border Patrol agents working in El Paso apprehended two large groups of illegal immigrants consisting of over 400 people. These groups, like several others before, are comprised primarily of Central American families and unaccompanied juveniles,” said an official statement from US Customs and Border Protection.
“In the early morning hours on March 19th agents encountered the first group of 194 illegal crossers at approximately 2:45 a.m. The group was encountered by agents at the border wall just west of Bowie High School. Just five minutes later at 2:50 a.m., agents working farther west encountered a second group of 252 people who crossed illegally near Downtown El Paso,” adds the statement.
The detentions come weeks after President Trump declared a “national emergency” along the US-Mexico border; effectively bypassing Congress to secure funding for border security. Federal Agents Arrest FOUR HUNDRED Illegals Near El Pasoomised “border wall.”
Read the full statement here.