US. Border Patrol arrested its largest group of illegal immigrants on Tuesday morning, who were immediately trapped, according to Customs and Borders (CBP).
According to CBP, 424 illegal aliens were arrested shortly after midnight in Sunland Park, New Mexico. Another 230 illegal aliens were arrested at Antelope Wells, NM, around 2 am
"This is an ongoing situation faced by US border guards in southern New Mexico: hundreds of parents and children are encountering an agent's dangerous journey into the hands of unscrupulous smugglers," CBP said in a statement. "Criminal organizations continue to use innocent human lives to improve their illegal activities without regard to the risks of human life. In most cases, these smugglers never cross the border themselves, so as not to be afraid.
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Officials said the rise of migrant families has overwhelmed the southern border influx of Central American families, with Border Patrol in March reaching 53,000 families with record numbers.
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. The Trump administration is changing the asylum process and supports further steps to slow down the influx of migrants to the border, while President Trump is trying to keep his 2016 campaign promises.
Lee Ross of Fox News contributed to this report.