Customs and Border Protection officials said Thursday that Border Patrol agents in El Paso apprehended the largest single group of migrants ever encountered.
CBP said the group consisted of 1,036 undocumented immigrants. It was taken into custody just after 3 a.m. on May 29, 2019.
The Border Patrol said a section of the existing border barrier was breached, enabling the large group to enter the U.S. The undocumented immigrants are currently being processed at the 10 facilities in the Border Patrol’s El Paso sector.
All members of the group were from Guatemala, Honduras, or El Salvador, officials said. The group included 934 family members, 63 unaccompanied minors, and 39 single adults. Officials said it was the largest apprehension of migrants on record.

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