Border Patrol Encounters Large Group of 197 Illegal Immigrants, Mostly Children: CBP
Arizona | July 23, 2021
Amid a spike in large groups of immigrants illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, agents on Wednesday encountered 197 noncitizens in southern Arizona, including 147 unaccompanied children, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
The agency said in a press release that border patrol officials encountered the large group near San Miguel early Wednesday morning and later transported members to Tucson for processing.
Most of the children in the group were found to have come from Guatemala, CBP said.
Two days earlier, agents encountered a group of 48 illegal immigrants near Sasabe, Arizona. That group included 39 children, with 27 of them from Guatemala, according to the agency.
Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador are collectively known as the Northern Triangle countries, a region beset by challenges like poverty, violence, and corruption—factors that experts commonly point to as “root causes” prompting people to flee their homes….
(Excerpts from the Epoch Times)