Border Patrol agents in Arizona continue to be overwhelmed by large migrant groups who exploit the outdated fencing technology to gain entry into the U.S. from Mexico.
Ajo Station agents patrolling west of the Lukeville Port of Entry on Saturday encountered a large group of migrants illegally crossing an outdated vehicle barrier. The migrants came across in smaller groups until they eventually surpassed 100, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials tweeted.
The photo shows a large group of mostly Central American migrants with very young children who are brought to the area by cartel-connected human smugglers. Border Patrol agents provide an initial medical screening to determine if any migrants need medical attention. The migrants are then transported to the Ajo Station where they undergo a background investigation to look for any prior criminal or immigration history.