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231 migrants surrender to Border Patrol west of Lukeville

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Posted at 3:31 PM, Apr 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-30 21:04:01-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - U.S. Border Patrol officials say 231 migrants most of which are families from Central America have surrendered to agents west of the Port of Lukeville.

Border Patrol camera operators spotted several groups in a remote area near Quitobaquito Springs about 2 a.m. Tuesday.

A Department of Homeland Security health team was deployed to assist with medical evaluations for the mostly family units and unaccompanied juveniles from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.

Border Patrol officials say the crossing point the group used was the same location where 399 people surrendered to agents last week.

They also say the vast majority of family units crossing the southwest border are surrendering immediately to Border Patrol agents.