- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 12, 2019

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) - Federal border authorities say more migrants have been arrested after illegally crossing into the United States, marking the second wave of 300 people or more to arrive in New Mexico in less than 24 hours.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Tuesday that the latest group of 311 people made their way around the pedestrian fence at Sunland Park late Monday.

The other group of 330 Central Americans was detained early Monday at the more remote Antelope Wells port of entry to the west.

While more than two dozen large groups of 100 migrants or more have been apprehended in the region since Oct. 1, authorities say this marks the first large group encountered at Sunland Park.

Like the previous instances, this group also included Central American families and unaccompanied juveniles.

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