CBP: Group of 325 Central Americans crossed U.S.-Mexico border illegally


The officer fired his gun at the vehicle after it fled south into Mexico eventually stopping several yards from the port, the release said.

CBP officers assigned to the Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge came upon a tractor-trailer hauling a commercial shipment of fresh produce consisting of fresh bell peppers crossing into the US from Mexico. Otherwise, Nogales Mayor Arturo Garino says it will result in a lawsuit.

Officers referred the tractor-trailer to a secondary inspection station, according to information obtained from CBP officials.

The resolution called the razor wire "not only irresponsible, but inhumane" and argues that this type of wall "is only found in a war, prison or battle setting". The small Arizona border city is fighting back against the installation of razor fencing that now covers the entirety of a tall border fence.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement to the AP that the additional layers of concertina wire were added on government property following a request for additional assistance.

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The Wednesday declaration comes days after it was announced that the Military will continue installing contra wire along the United States-Mexico border.

The Federal Government take immediate action to remove all concertina wire from the Border Wall and Fencing located within the Corporate City Limits of Nogales, Arizona.

Mexican authorities told the Nogales International newspaper that two men were in the truck and the passenger was arrested.

Nogales, a city of about 20,000 people, is economically reliant on Mexican shoppers and cross-border trade.

So far this year, Customs and Border Protection says agents have apprehended three groups totaling more than 650 people in that part of the desert, between Yuma and Nogales. Illegal crossings in that area have dropped steeply in recent years.