116 Africans arrested at border

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP

1,036 migrants crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas, the largest that the Border Patrol says it has ever encountered on this May 29 photo released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Associated Press

EL PASO, Texas — Border officials in Texas say a group of 116 Africans was arrested Thursday after wading through the Rio Grande to enter the United States.

The migrants were from Angola, Cameroon and other African nations and include families with children and young people who were not with relatives.

This was the first large group that agents in the Del Rio sector have arrested, although big groups have been showing up every day in other areas of the southern border. Agents have encountered 182 large groups, or those with more than 100 people, since October.

It’s unclear if the migrants in Texas were seeking asylum, and the agency is still processing them.

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