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Border Patrol catches group of 41 migrants near Santa Teresa

An infrared image provide by the Border Patrol shows a group of migrants crossing near Santa Teresa.

SANTA TERESA, New Mexico — The U.S. Border Patrol said 41 migrants were apprehended after getting off a bus on the Mexican side and then crossing into southern New Mexico while other people threw objects at agents to divert their attention.

The crossing attempt occurred Monday near the Santa Teresa Port of Entry, the Border Patrol said Wednesday in a statement.

The statement didn't specify what objects were thrown at agents or mention any injuries.

“Recent trends continue to show increasingly large groups being apprehended" by agents in Santa Teresa and nearby Sunland Park, the statement said.

A group of approximately 75 people attempted to illegally enter the country near Sunland Park on Nov. 5 near Sunland Park but their entry was prevented with cooperation with Mexican authorities, the statement said.

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Associated Press



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