El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a large group of more than 300 migrants who illegally crossed the border near Sunland Park, New Mexico, late Monday night. Border security advocates staged a “human wall” demonstration near the scene to draw attention to the incomplete border wall in the area.
Shortly before midnight on Monday, Santa Teresa Station agents patrolling near Mt. Cristo Rey observed a large group of 311 migrants making their way around the end of the pedestrian fence near Sunland Park. The agents took the migrants into custody and transported them to the station for medical evaluation and processing, according to El Paso Sector Border Patrol officials.
The apprehension is the latest in a series of “large group” migrant crossings. Border Patrol officials define a “large group” as more than 100 migrants.