U.S. Customs and Border Protection has reported that authorities in the El Paso areas captured over 700 illegal immigrants in a single night.
They also reported that at least two convicted sex offenders were also part of the detained group.
“Both sex offenders were arrested in different groups attempting to enter the United States illegally evading Border Patrol agents. Both subjects had been convicted of their sex offenses and had served time in jail before being deported from the United States,” the CBP shared in a news release.
They also report an unaccompanied two year old was counted among the immigrants.
This volume of illegal immigrants taken into custody in this single incident is the highest in years for El Paso.