The Border Patrol is getting in plenty of practice in advance of the thousands of migrants slowly making their way northward and within a 48 hour period last week, rounded up 450 illegal aliens.
This great accomplishment took place in Arizona where the good guys delivered once again and infuriated the Resistance by enforcing immigration laws.
#CBP #YumaSector Border Patrol agents apprehend 449 illegal aliens, mostly Guatemalan nationals, over the course of Tuesday and Wednesday. #NationalSecurity #SouthwestBorder Details: https://t.co/IUEsl1lQz0 pic.twitter.com/ae0mlsQWob
— CBP Arizona (@CBPArizona) November 9, 2018
Via Phoenix Fox 10 News, “Border Patrol arrests nearly 450 migrants in western Arizona”:
The U.S. Border Patrol said Friday it arrested 449 migrants this week during a 48-hour period in western Arizona, including two large groups of Central Americans.
Arizona Border Patrol agents for several months have been overwhelmed by the arrival of large numbers of Central American migrants traveling in families. The latest arrests near Yuma come as a caravan of several thousand Central American migrants slowly makes its way north, prompting President Trump to decry their efforts to reach the U.S. border.
The Border Patrol’s Yuma Station reported that its agents apprehended 82 people from Guatemala and El Salvador traveling as families just before midnight Tuesday after an agency camera operator saw them scaling a wall east of the San Luis Port of Entry south of Yuma. They ranged in age from 2 to 48 years.
On Wednesday about four hours later, agents surprised 83 migrants crossing the border through a hole they dug underneath the same wall a short distance away. Those people from Guatemala and El Salvador ranged in age from 2 to 40. A Border Patrol camera captured images of some coming under the wall on the U.S. side.
“We don’t usually see them cross in large groups like this,” said Border Patrol Agent Jose J. Garibay III. “You’ll usually just see them in groups of 12 or 15 or just five, but we’re not used to seeing these large coordinated efforts.”
Garibay said that the old portion of the wall that the second group dug underneath lacks the improved concrete footer contained in prototypes for the new proposed wall.
While Mexican men traveling without relatives once made up the bulk of the migrants trying to cross illegally into the United States, Guatemalans and other Central Americans traveling in families or as unaccompanied minors are now the norm.
How many were criminals is not known but it stands another win for law and order and a tribute to the fine professionals tasked with this thankless job.