Hundreds Of Migrants Use Tunnels To Cross US Border Into Arizona

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On Monday, approximately 400 migrants snuck into the United States via the use of underground tunnels. They later surrendered to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents following their illegal entry.

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The tunnels were dug by smugglers right underneath the steel border around San Luis, Arizona, according to ABC News. Many migrants attempted to enter the United States via these tunnels, while others tried to scale and climb the 12-foot wall.

CBP agents provided additional information on Twitter:

In addition to the adult migrants were 179 children; according to Newsweek, 30 of the children in attendance did not have any parents or guardians with them.

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Anthony Porvaznik, the CBP Yuma Border Sector Chief, spoke about the events at the border earlier this week:

 

“In my 30 years with the Border Patrol, I have not been part of arresting a group of 376 people. That’s really unheard of.”

Porvaznik additionally stated that CBP requires stronger borders and currently has concerns about funding the migrants who illegally entered the country.

“That’s our No. 1 challenge that we have here in the Yuma sector, is the humanitarian problem. As I mentioned, 87 percent of the apprehensions here are family units and unaccompanied alien children.”
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