Border Patrol agents apprehended a group of 194 illegal immigrants who were traveling together in Antelope Wells, New Mexico.
It happened early August 18. The group was comprised primarily of Central American families and unaccompanied juveniles from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.
At approximately 3 a.m. Sunday, Border Patrol agents encountered the group illegally entering the United States at the Camp Bounds Forward Operating Base adjacent to the Antelope Wells Port of Entry.
A 7-year-old child traveling with a parent in the group was diagnosed with a high fever and was transported to a hospital by helicopter for immediate treatment.
The child was diagnosed with the flu and has since been released from the hospital and returned to U. S. Border Patrol custody.
During initial medical screenings other individuals were diagnosed with lice or scabies.
“This high number of apprehensions continue to present a challenge to our border operations as this remains a national security and humanitarian crisis,” the U.S. Border Patrol news release said.
“Large groups like these exacerbate the current immigration process further impacting our workforce, facilities, and resources,” said Interim Chief Patrol Agent Gloria Chavez. I commend the incredible work of our U.S. Border Patrol agents who continue to push forward through this border crisis.”

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