2019 is already seeing record numbers of illegal border crossings from Mexico into the United States, and the US Border Patrol just announced a new milestone.
In a single morning along the U.S.-Mexico border, agents arrested over 400 people illegally crossing into the country. This is the single largest number of illegal border crossers captured in a single session, or even a single day.
424 Border Crossers Apprehended in One Morning
A total of 424 people attempted to cross the border in Texas last week. The mixed group included families, solo adults and solo children. The huge group attempted to illegally cross into the country near a suburb of El Paso, Texas. Most in the group originated not in Mexico, but in Central America. The massive group of would-be illegal immigrants was apprehended around midnight.
The group was divided into two sectors, each attempted to cross at a different point along the El Paso section of the border. Both groups were apprehended in the early morning hours.
Where are They Arriving From?
The largest group of immigrants ever apprehended at once came from a variety of Central American nations, and were traveling together with a group of human smugglers. Traveling in a large group and paying criminal enterprises to travel was supposed to increase the would-be illegal immigrants chances of successfully entering the country undetected.
According to a press release from the Border Patrol agency:
“Criminal organizations continue to exploit innocent human lives in order to enhance their illicit activities without due regard to the risks of human life. In most cases these smugglers never cross the border themselves in order to avoid apprehension,”.
The Largest – But Not Only—Group Apprehension
According to border patrol agents, this group of over 400 immigrants was unique only in its massive size. Agents have routinely been apprehending and preventing illegal crossings of large groups over the last six months. Since October 2018, more than a hundred large groups were apprehended – each of these groups included over 100 individuals.
This figure represents a huge increase since 2017; in that year, only two groups of more than 100 individuals were apprehended. 2018 saw over 100 groups of this size – and 2019 is well on the way towards even more troubling figures, as this week’s massive apprehension shows.
The soaring numbers of caravans and immigrants attempting to use brute force and evasive techniques to illegally cross into the United States continues to be a concern for the border patrol and the nation. The continued influx of huge roving groups makes it more difficult than ever before for overwhelmed agents to monitor the border and prevent crossings. This week’s bulk apprehension prevented almost 450 new arrivals, but there is no way of knowing how many individuals from this or other large groups successfully crossed into a US suburb or small town.
~ Conservative Zone