Arizona – Border Patrol Intercepts 128 Person Caravan
The Border Patrol intercepted a 128 person caravan that attempted to cross into Arizona, according to the Washington Examiner. The caravan was made up of people from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico. The CBP checked them all out for health, then turned them over to ICE for deportation.
Which we’re sure will cause a big row with the leftists, since there were women and children within the caravan, some as young as 4 years old.
The Border Patrol spotted the large group that appeared to have been abandoned by the smugglers on Friday. The group was located several miles west of the Lukeville Port of Entry.
According to the CBP press release:
Agents also identified several adults in the group who had been previously been charged with immigration violations. Agents medically evaluated all 128 immigrants and determined they were in good health.
After transporting everyone to the Ajo Border Patrol station for processing, the immigrants were turned over to the Enforcement Removal Operations within Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Transnational criminal organizations exploit the vulnerability of foreign nationals with false promises of legal status and encourage dangerous crossing methods, placing their safety at risk.
The Border Patrol’s mission is to protect U.S. borders between official ports of entry, but agents are equally concerned with the safety of anyone they encounter. Tucson Sector Border Patrol officials continue to publicize warnings about the dangers of entering the U.S. illegally; especially during the summer months when desert temperatures can exceed 120 degrees.
With the left’s constant whining about the “women and children, being separated” the facts are that often the so-called “parents” aren’t their parents at all.
In June a group of 31 people that included children were found in the Rio Grande Valley. That large caravan of over 1000 people that we previously reported about in April broke up into smaller groups, some asking for asylum.
Featured photo via US Border Patrol