Border patrol apprehends group of 325 migrants near Lukeville

Border patrol apprehends group of 325 migrants near Lukeville

Border patrol apprehends group of 325 migrants near Lukeville

Officials say a group of 325 Central Americans was taken into custody after illegally crossing the U.S. -Mexico border on Thursday morning.

The Arizona Daily Star reported the Nogales Mayor Arturo Garino said the shooting took place after the driver refused to stop and tried to run over the CBP officer.

The council's resolution says the razor wire would harm or kill anyone who scales the wall and "is only found in a war, prison or battle setting" and shouldn't be in downtown Nogales.

The Nogales City Council passed a resolution Wednesday condemning the installation, describing the razor-sharp wire as "lethal" and "inhuman".

Coils of concertina wire on the border fence in Douglas, Arizona, on February 6, 2019.

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"Large bus loads of individuals are being bussed up to the border and we don't have any infrastructure in that area", the official said on the call with reporters. "I would not like to respond to one about concertina wire - because it's not going to be something good".

Garino told CBS Evening News last month that adding to the border wall, which his city has had for more than 20 years, would be ineffective. The subject was arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security Investigations.

A message seeking comment from U.S. Customs and Border Protection was not immediately returned.

CBP said it would release more information later Friday, but additional details had not been released by mid-afternoon.

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

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