National Guard helps Border Patrol with 75 Apprehensions
Posted: 12:50 PM, Feb 26, 2019
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David J. Phillip
FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2018, file photo, an immigrant who entered the United States illegally is checked before boarding a deportation flight to El Salvador by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Houston. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the face of President Donald Trump’s hard-line immigration policy. But agency officials say their mandate is misunderstood. Government data shows ICE is mostly targeting criminals, but also that the agency has greatly ramped up overall arrests and increased the number of people arrested solely on immigration violations. And the most frequent criminal conviction was for drunken driving. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
TUCSON SECTOR, Ariz. — Over the past weekend, the Arizona Border Patrol and National Guard apprehended 10 separate groups of migrants coming from Mexico to the United States in the western part of the Tucson Sector.
Per a U.S. Customs and Border Protection press release
, the National Guard operated helicopters to guide CBP agents on the ground to pursue arrests and to make arrests themselves.
CBP said that the groups were different than usual, because, instead of surrendering in the open, these migrants were donning camouflage clothing and attempting to avoid capture in rougher terrain north of the border.
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