Border Patrol apprehends second large group of migrants in Southern New Mexico


A second large group of migrants has crossed into the U.S., just one day after nearly 250 others surrendered themselves to Southern New Mexico Border Patrol agents.

According to a news release, agents encountered 115 additional migrants crossing near Antelope Wells, NM at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

Officials say the group was primarily composed of Central American families and unaccompanied children. 

15 families reportedly requested medical attention shortly after being apprehended.

According to Border Patrol officials, this is the 25th group of more than 100 people to have crossed in this area since the beginning of the fiscal year.

“This is an ongoing situation that Border Patrol Agents face in Southern New Mexico: Hundreds of parents and children being encountered by agents after having faced a treacherous journey in the hands of dangerous smugglers,” officials wrote in a news release.

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