The El Paso Border Patrol sector announced Monday that its agents had arrested 330 immigrants, hours before President Trump visited the sector to make his final wall-shot along the US-Mexico border. UU And Mexico.
The immigrants were arrested shortly after midnight at the entry point of Antelope Wells in southern New Mexico, which is part of the El Paso Border Patrol sector. The Customs and Border Protection Office (CBP) said in a statement that the group was composed mainly of "Central American families and unaccompanied youth" and that it was the 28th group of 100 or more migrants detained in the sector of El Paso since the beginning of October. .
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The Border Patrol in El Paso has repeatedly highlighted the issue of migrants surrendering to authorities by the hundreds in southern New Mexico since two children died in US custody at the end of last year, calling it "current situation" and blaming "unscrupulous smugglers".
"Criminal organizations continue to exploit innocent human lives to improve their illicit activities without taking into account the risks of human life," CBP said in a statement. "In most cases, these smugglers never cross the border to avoid arrest."
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Trump's visit to El Paso has become a point of discussion among locals since he made reference to the border city in the State of the Union address last week. The president insisted that the completion of the border fences had led to a fall in El Paso's crime rate, a claim that has been questioned by local officials.
Former Representative Beto O'Rourke, a potential Democratic candidate for president in 2020, will be among the participants in a march through El Paso to protest against the planned wall that will be held simultaneously with the Trump rally.
Ray Bogan, Maggie Kerkman and The Associated Press of Fox News contributed to this report.