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CBP: Meetings with large groups of migrants intensify this week |  KTA

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials say Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Paso station encountered several large groups who illegally entered the United States this week.

On Friday, Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Paso station encountered more than 430 migrants, who illegally entered the United States within two hours, near the border area in downtown El Paso. Paso.

Officials say the majority of those encountered were primarily from Nicaragua and Cuba, but also included people from Turkey, Peru, Haiti, Honduras and Guatemala.

They added that the largest single encounter occurred around 10 a.m., with a group of 117 migrants consisting of adults and minors near the international port of entry at the Bridge of the Americas.

Officials say it’s a continuation of large encounters this week when, on Feb. 14, more than 370 migrants were found near the downtown El Paso border area in the span of five hours. .

The majority of these migrants came from Turkey, Nicaragua, Cuba, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.

The most important encounter took place around 9 a.m. with a group of 76 migrants near the bridge of the
International Port of Entry to the Americas.

CBP officials say all migrants were medically screened and treated accordingly; Title 42 migrants were deported to Mexico.

Others were taken to the centralized processing center.

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