Border Patrol arrests 63 on Mount Cristo Rey
U.S. Border Patrol agents detained a total of 63 undocumented migrants in various border-crossing attempts Monday night on Mount Cristo Rey, officials said.
Agents stopped several migrant groups, ranging from three to 13 people, on the iconic mountain on the border in Sunland Park, New Mexico, the Border Patrol said Wednesday.
The detained migrants were from Cuba, Ecuador, Honduras and other nations, the Border Patrol said in a news release.
Mount Cristo Rey, topped with a 29-foot tall limestone statue of Jesus Christ, stands near the corner of New Mexico, Texas and Chihuahua states.
The mountain is a hot spot for migrant smuggling despite its steep, treacherous terrain, Border Patrol officials said.
During Monday's arrests, agents treated one migrant for an ankle injury, authorities added.
This is right at an area where the We Build The Wall group, the selfsame organization that Steve Bannon is accused of siphoning money from
, put up their Trump wall. So much for their wall.