Lukeville “Remains Favored Crossing Point” For Illegal Border Crossers

Normandy style fence found near Lukeville

TUCSON – On Tuesday, a large group of Central American families were apprehended by order Patrol agents after they illegally entered the country west of Lukeville.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, agents detected the group of 102 illegal aliens, “walking in the United States along the vehicle barrier that serves as an international boundary with Mexico. Much like the other large groups encountered in this area within the last six months, all of the individuals who surrendered to agents were Guatemalan and Honduran nationals, with children accounting for more than half the group, 12 of which were unaccompanied.”

“Smuggling organizations have expanded their exploitation of Central Americans to unprecedented levels,” said Tucson Sector Chief Roy Villareal. “By transporting these large groups of families to remote desert areas, it’s clear they have little regard for the safety and well-being of these families. Their sole intent is to disrupt border security efforts.”

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