VIDEO: 111 Central American Migrants Cross Arizona Border

Border Patrol agents arrest migrants in Arizona after they illegally crossed the border from Mexico.
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New surveillance video released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection reveals the moment when a group of 111 migrants crossed the border into Arizona.

The video was shared on social media by CBP, the parent agency of U.S. Border Patrol. The short video features thermal imaging to capture the 111 migrants from Central America crossing from Sonora on Sunday night.

As Breitbart News reported, U.S. Border Patrol and CBP continue to see a rising number in apprehensions of migrants primarily from Central America intending to request asylum. The most recent statistics show authorities apprehended 396,579 who entered the country illegally from October 2018 to March 2019.

During a recent visit to the border, Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan stated that cartels in Mexico and their human smugglers are largely to blame for the ongoing crisis and are the ones making handsome profits from current asylum laws.

“It is very clear that the cartels and their smugglers know the weaknesses in our laws,” McAleenan said during his visit. “They know that family units and unaccompanied children will be released with no consequences for their illegal entry.”

Ildefonso Ortiz is an award-winning journalist with Breitbart Texas. He co-founded the Cartel Chronicles project with Brandon Darby and senior Breitbart management. You can follow him on Twitter and on Facebook. He can be contacted at Iortiz@breitbart.com

Brandon Darby is the managing director and editor-in-chief of Breitbart Texas. He co-founded the Cartel Chronicles project with Ildefonso Ortiz, and senior Breitbart management. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook. He can be contacted at bdarby@breitbart.com.     

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