BORDER BREACHED: 'Frustrated' Migrants 'Breach' US-Mexico Border

BORDER BREACHED: 'Frustrated' Migrants 'Breach' US-Mexico Border

BORDER BREACHED: 'Frustrated' Migrants 'Breach' US-Mexico Border

Rights groups question the legality of that proclamation, which U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Ralph DeSio said was issued to deter illegal crossings.

One of the children was reported to have sustained a facial injury. Agents said that the individual dropping the children from the Mexican side, who is also reportedly a family member, fled the scene, but was later apprehended as well.

About 800 migrants from Central American states have been detained while attempting to illegally cross the US-Mexican border, head of the Mexican National Migration Institute Tonatiuh Guillen Lopez said. After two adult family members were helped over the wall from the Mexican side by another migrant, the children-ages 2, 7 and 10-were dropped to be caught below.

All members of the group were taken into custody.

The family, which hailed from Guatemala, managed to scale the barrier on Monday near the San Luis Port, in Arizona, along the 27-mile Yuma Sector of the border, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said in a statement.

CBP officials said the section of the wall where the breach occurred is part of a section that has been selected and funded for replacement.

Karen Mayeni, a 29-year-old Honduran mother with three children aged between 6 and 12, told Reuters that she was standing by and watching others penetrating the border and "waiting to see what happens".

Ninety minutes later, she and her family were over the fence.

Having spent a month trekking towards the United States, numerous migrants are growing frustrated at the long wait that faces them at the border. That rule was struck down last month by a federal judge.

He has sent troops to the border and issued an order denying the possibility of asylum to migrants crossing the southern border illegally - but that order has since been halted by a U.S. federal judge.

The attempt to cross into the United States illegally came just days after the migrants were transferred from one temporary shelter to another after it had become unsanitary.

Meanwhile, thousands of migrants remain in Tijuana, with only a few trickling through the border, and Mayor Juan Manuel Gastélum told Fox News the city can't keep supporting the migrants. "That's not fair. How do you think people from Tijuana feel toward those people who are making problems?"

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