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Federal Government Transfers More Land For Border Wall

Sep 19, 2019
aim.org

The Department of Interior says it is transferring 560 acres of federal land to the U.S. Army to speed up construction on 70 miles of border wall in Arizona, West Texas and California.

cbp.gov

Authorities say an Arizona man has been arrested on suspicion of human smuggling after 31 Mexican immigrants were found in the tractor-trailer he was driving.

heavy.com

A U.S. Border Patrol agent accused of using his vehicle to knock over a fleeing Guatemalan migrant nearly two years ago in Arizona has reached a plea agreement.

(AP Photo/Salvador Gonzalez)

U.S. Homeland Security officials said Tuesday there was a 28% drop in the number of migrants encountered by Customs and Border Protection last month, amid a crackdown on migrants by Mexico.

There were 104,344 people encountered in June, down from 144,278 the month before. Homeland Security officials said the numbers of single adults, families and unaccompanied minors encountered at the border had all declined but didn't immediately give a breakdown.

kvoa.com

A truck driver is facing charges after federal authorities say he attempted to smuggle 33 migrants into the U.S. via a hot trailer through the Arizona desert.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the 37-year-old Mexican driver was arrested Tuesday following the discovery of the migrants in a refrigeration unit that was turned off. Officials say the interior of the trailer was nearly 100 degrees.

Border officials say the group inside the trailer included 12 juveniles from age three to 17, a pregnant female, and a convicted felon.

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