Border Patrol agents arrested nearly 300 immigrants in Southern New Mexico on Thursday.
According to a news release, agents observed a large group illegally crossing the border and entering the U.S. near the Antelope Wells Port of Entry near Lordsburg.
Officials say the group was composed of migrants from Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Honduras.
During initial screenings, agents noticed an ill Guatemalan boy; an ambulance later took him and his father to a local hospital for treatment.
“Temperatures in the boot heel area this morning were below freezing and the smugglers associated with this event showed no sense of safety and or value to human life when they guided this group into the United States illegally,” Border Patrol officials wrote in the release.
According to officials, more than 27 groups consisting of more than 100 people have been apprehended in this area.