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A massive group of illegal immigrants was arrested in southern Arizona on Thursday

Border Patrol agents arrested 325 Central Americans near Lukeville, Arizona, after the group illegally entered the country.

The group surrendered when spotted, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

The group had been dropped off the night before its arrest about 50 yards from the border, KNXV reported.

At the area where the group crossed the border, the only barrier in place is designed to block vehicles from crossing, not people, according to the Border Patrol.

The group was spotted by a Border Patrol helicopter because the migrants had a fire going on a night when temperatures dipped near freezing, the Border Patrol said in the release.

The group includes 150 children, 32 of whom were traveling alone without parents or other family members, the Border Patrol reported.

Two juveniles — a 5-year-old with possible chicken pox and a 12-year-old with a skin infection — were hospitalized.

So far this year, agents in the Tucson sector of the border have detained more than 650 people migrants traveling in large groups.

Large groups have been arrested in Arizona before.

In the Yuma sector, west of the Tucson sector, 654 illegal immigrants traveling in groups were arrested in one week in November, according to the Arizona Independent.

During a recent White House meeting on the southern border, President Donald Trump noted that agents at the border are doing great work to arrest those who cross, but they can only do so much.

“We’re capturing them. But our job could be made a lot easier if we had support for what the incredible law enforcement folks do at the southern border. Our progress will be limited if we do not secure our porous border and put an end to the human trafficking and humanitarian crisis that is taking place at the southern border,” Trump said, according to a White House media pool report.

“It is indeed a crisis. And, you know, we have right now an invasion. If you look at what’s going on with the caravans, it’s an invasion. There are three caravans heading our way. If we had a wall, it wouldn’t even be a problem,” he said.

“Unsecure borders give traffickers free and clear passage to transport their victims into the United States. It’s a tremendously big money-maker for some very, very bad people,” he said.

“In fiscal year 2018, Immigration and Customs Enforcement made more than 1,500 human trafficking arrests, with 97 percent of that for sex trafficking,” Trump said.

“… And then I have people like Nancy Pelosi and Democrats that say, ‘Oh, we don’t need a wall.’ And they come through areas where you don’t have any form of barrier protection.”

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8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. William

    February 11, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    Don’t separate the children from the parents. Do the humane thing, SEND EM ALL BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Jule Ray Westcott

    February 11, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    It is happening in the boot heel area of New Mexico also. We just have a barb wire fence. 600 illegals in the last 2 days

  3. Travis

    February 11, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Either side of Lukeville vehicle barrier turns into barbed-wire fence. EASY under or over for hundreds of miles. D’oh!

  4. MissD

    February 11, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    Build the f’ing wall and send ALL of them back ! NOW ! This is absolutely ridiculous!

  5. Grace Joy

    February 11, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    Yes, but doesn’t this mean they all are brought to USA, treated, & released within our borders?

    “Two juveniles — a 5-year-old with possible chicken pox and a 12-year-old with a skin infection — were hospitalized.” Spread these diseases into our hospitals. What is “possible” Chicken pox: Cutaneous TB? “Skin infection”could be the flesh-eating disease brought by another criminal crossing the border: These things spread long before it’s obvious they’ve spread.

    Mark my words: This will lead to “mandatory” vaccinations against who-knows-what. I wonder what they’ll put in those mandatory vaccines?

    https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/01/26/flesh-eating-bacteria-arrive-with-new-group-of-migrants-at-border-crossing-in-new-mexico-717883

  6. Brenda Torres

    February 11, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    Below Freezing Temperatures, Chickenpox, and God only knows what else…Once their feet touch American Soil, they are here to stay until they can ‘Legally’ deport them! We are stuck with them, give them Shelter and Medical Attention, etc

  7. polly

    February 11, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    Send them all back. No exceptions

  8. Sam Lehman

    February 12, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    This just more proof that we need a wall, and the sooner the better. These people have invaded our country, and should actually be shot, if they shoot a few that will send a message that breaking into the USA is not worth it.

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