Two weeks later, to the day, it’s happened again:
Border Patrol takes nearly 300 migrants into custody near Antelope Wells
BY ANGELA KOCHERGA / JOURNAL STAFF WRITER - LAS CRUCES BUREAU
Friday, February 8th, 2019 at 6:35pm
U.S. Border Patrol agents took another large group of migrants into custody Friday morning [2/8/19] near the remote Antelope Wells border crossing in southwest New Mexico.
“Border Patrol agents working at the Camp Bounds (Forward Operating Base) early (Friday) morning observed a large group illegally crossing the border and making their way into the United States,” according to a news release from Border Patrol.
The 290 migrants included people from Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Honduras.
A child from Guatemalan who showed “signs of an illness” during the screening process was transported to an area hospital with his father for treatment. […]
The Friday group is the 27th large group of migrants taken into custody in Antelope Wells since October. Most are parents with children and unaccompanied minors from Central America seeking asylum.