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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:18 PM

Border Patrol nabs 290 migrants

ANTELOPE WELLS, N.M.U.S. Border Patrol agents have arrested 290 Central Americans who entered the country illegally near a port of entry in a remote area of southwestern New Mexico.

Customs and Border Protection said the migrants arrested early Friday near Antelope Wells 122 miles west of El Paso, Texas, were from Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Honduras and that they included a boy who appeared to be ill and who was taken to a hospital for treatment.

CBP said over 27 groups of more than 100 people have been apprehended in the area in the fiscal year that started Oct. 1.

It is unclear what's driving the uptick of large groups in remote areas but families make up a large and growing percentage of arrests across the border.

http://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/texas/story/2019/feb/10/border-patrol-nabs-290-migrants/765000/
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:52 PM

1. Why didn't they outrun the agents with their superior vehicles ?

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Tue Feb 12, 2019, 12:24 AM

2. If they would actually let them in at the POE, they wouldn't

be trying to go around. The ports are purposely being slowed so as to discourage the refugees from entering and applying for asylum. It's their only other option.

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