Large Group Migrant Crossings

200 Migrants Apprehended After Crossing Arizona Border

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 200 migrants who crossed the border illegally from Mexico during a five-hour period Saturday night. The apprehensions come as cartel-connected human smugglers continue to utilize the tactic of crossing large groups to tie-up Border Patrol agents in the area.

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehend a large group of 129 migrant families from Mexico and Central America. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

Three Large Migrant Groups Apprehended Crossing Arizona Border

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended three large groups of migrants after they illegally crossed the border near Sasabe, Arizona. Officials report human smugglers use the large groups of mostly Central American migrants to tie up Border Patrol agents while they smuggle drugs elsewhere along the border region.

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehend a group of 98 migrants near Sasabe, Arizona.. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

700 Migrants Apprehended in One Day in El Paso Sector

El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 700 mostly Central American migrants on Wednesday. The migrants included a 2-year-old unaccompanied minor. Agents also arrested two previously deported sex offenders who attempted to use the large groups as a diversion to sneak over the border.

El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents apprehend migrant families who illegally crossed the border to seek asylum. (File Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)

Group of 300 Migrants Apprehended After ‘Human Wall’ Protest in New Mexico

El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a large group of more than 300 migrants who illegally crossed the border near Sunland Park, New Mexico, late Monday night. Border Security advocates staged a “human wall” demonstration near the scene over the weekend to draw attention to the incomplete nature of the border wall in this area.

El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents apprehend a large group of 311 migrants near Sunland Park, New Mexico. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/El Paso Sector)