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Border Agents Nabbed Over 400 Illegals In Just Five Minutes

U.S. Border Patrol agents in Texas apprehended over 430 illegal immigrants attempting to cross the border — in the time span of just five minutes.

At approximately 2:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Border Patrol agents working near El Paso, Texas apprehended a group of 194 migrants attempting to illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a press release from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). At 2:50 a.m., agents working near Downtown El Paso encountered a second group consisting of 252 illegal migrants.

In total, border enforcement officials took over 430 illegal migrants into custody within the first three hours of that day. The two groups comprised mostly of Central American families and unaccompanied children.

“In the last 30 days, the U.S. Border Patrol El Paso Sector is averaging 570 apprehensions a day, with 90 percent of those being in the El Paso Metropolitan Area,” CBP said in a Tuesday statement. “These numbers continue to stretch the resources available to the U.S. Border Patrol to deal with this influx and the challenges that come with it.”

The huge number of apprehensions in the short span of time comes as the U.S. government is expecting March to be a recording-setting month for illegal border crossings on the southern border.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, while giving the annual State of Homeland Security address, said her department is expecting to capture nearly 100,000 migrants by the end of March. This would mark the highest number of apprehensions in over a decade.

“I want to cut through the politics today to tell you loud and clear: There is no ‘manufactured’ crisis at our southern border. There is a real-life humanitarian and security catastrophe,” Nielsen stated Monday during her address. “The situation at our southern border has gone from a crisis, to a national emergency, to a near system-wide meltdown.”

Much like the illegals who were nabbed on Tuesday morning, many of the migrants who try to cross the southern border are Central American or unaccompanied minors. Because of trafficking laws, these people are not able to be quickly deported, unlike Canadian or Mexican nationals. The situation has left immigration officials stretched thin on resources as migrants flood detainment centers.

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  • It’s a good idea. But, i think the cartels wouldn’t authorize that end of the deal. The puppet politicians paid to look-the-other-way on drugs/sex slaves business through mass slave labor (aka. the Mexican people and others) wouldn’t stop going to their best customers north of their border. If only your idea could be implemented. I like though.

  • Trump needs to give the job to the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard has a Reserve rating called Port Security so all that needs to be done is make that a regular Coast Guard rating then fold the existing border patrol into it. Give additional funds to the Coast Guard for drug interdiction etc and let the Coast Guard build the wall; job done!

  • I have a question for Acosta:
    "if there isn't a border crisis, how can you explain this?"
    There is talk about taking over the border by many in the border states, even California. I found this on Pinterest...

  • Get your head out of the sand and read a history book!

    ...and quit using commas in the place of apostrophes.

  • Nonsense. First off, comparing the Berliln Wall (intended to keep people in) reveals your bias and ignorance. Secondly, these European countries had constructed border walls as of 2016:Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovenia, Macedonia, Austria, France. According to USAToday, 70 other countries have built border barriers, many built since 9/11.

    You have been spanked.

  • Change the damned laws! These invaders are happy to surrender to the BP, knowing that there are no negative consequences, only a chance at the brass ring.

  • Disrespectful to Mexico??? Are you kidding? It's DISRESPECTFUL for Mexico to flood our country with heroin & cocaine & illegal guns. It's DISRESPECTFUL for ILLEGALS to demand welfare payments from U.S taxpayers.
    A Wall?? That's common sense. And it works all over the world.

  • The numbers are climbing because the democrats are making it clear they want open borders and that they will protect illegals. Word is out.

  • BlueRadio. get your self educated. there are several European country that the United States helped to build a wall and the wall is working. also the illegal emigration isn't larger under Trump than it was under Obama, it just wasn't talked about under Obama

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