At 12:01 a.m. Monday another group of migrants, this one made up of 330 adults and children, was taken into custody by Border Patrol Agents working at Camp Bounds Forward Operating Base at the Antelope Wells Port of Entry in southern New Mexico.
This the 28th large group of over 100 people since October in this Border Patrol area alone in the El Paso Sector, official said in a news release. Similar sized groups have been crossing at other area locations.
This particular group was made up mainly of Central American families and unaccompanied juveniles, officials said, noting that smugglers “continue to exploit innocent human lives in order to enhance their illicit activities without due regard to the risks of human life.”
Border Patrol EMTs determined that none ins this group required immediate medical attention.