Single Group of 1200 Migrants Surge Across Arizona Border

November/December 2023

   Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a single group of migrants that crossed the U.S./Mexico border into San Miguel, Arizona. An initial headcount at the crossing scene on November 4 showed the group consisted of 1,200 migrants from across the globe. This is one of two large groups of more than 1,000 migrants to cross the border near San Miguel since November 1.

   The small census-designated area of San Miguel is now one of the busiest crossing points for large migrant groups in the Tucson Border Patrol Sector. Located on the Tohono O’odham Nation reservation, the small community is home to roughly 207 inhabitants as of the 2020 census. According to the source, not authorized to speak to the media, the recent large groups of migrants are merely surrendering to Border Patrol agents in hopes of gaining release into the United States to pursue asylum claims.

   The source told Breitbart Texas most of the migrants arrested on November 4 will likely achieve that goal and be released to non-government migrant shelters in the coming days.

   “There’s just no more room at the inn to hold them and no mechanism in place to remove them to their home country fast enough — we’re overwhelmed,” the source emphasized. In all, more than 2,000 migrants were apprehended within the Tucson Sector by Saturday&r ...

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