May 2, 2019 500 AM
SUNLAND PARK, ANTELOPE WELLS, N.M. – U.S. Border Patrol agents working in New Mexico apprehended several large groups between midnight and sunrise on Tuesday, according to an agency news release. These groups, like many others before, are comprised primarily of Central American families and unaccompanied juveniles. At total 654 individuals were detained.
Agents encountered a group of what seemed to be more than 400 undocumented immigrants in Sunland Park just after midnight. Agents were able to apprehend all the individuals, and in just a few hours the total number taken into custody was 424. While dealing with this influx of people in the Sunland Park area, agents working at Camp Bounds Forward Operating Base at the Antelope Wells Port of Entry, arrested a large group of 230 migrants at about 2am. This group was also comprised primarily of Central American families and unaccompanied juveniles.