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Border Patrol: MS-13 member busted posing as unaccompanied minor traveling with ‘migrant caravan’

April 13, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Border Patrol: MS-13 member busted posing as unaccompanied minor traveling with ‘migrant caravan’

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An MS-13 gang member who introduced himself as an unaccompanied minor was part of the Central American “migrant caravan.” Individuals from and portions of that caravan are have now arrived in the U.S., Breitbart Texas reported.

Agents working at the Yuma Station noticed a large group of 61 illegals who crossed the border on Monday near the San Luis Port of Entry in Arizona. The immigrants were comprised of one Mexican citizen, 59 Guatemalans, and one Salvadoran who said claiming to be an unaccompanied minor.

“We questioned the group and confirmed they are part of the caravan of Central American’s who are traveling to the U.S.,” Border Patrol spokesperson Justin Kallinger told KYMA.

After taking the 61 foreigners into custody, agents learned that one of the people insisting that he was an unaccompanied minor was an adult.

The Salvadoran national was ultimately identified as Herberth Geovani Argueta-Chavez, 18. The MS-13 member told authorities that he was “trying to separate from the gang.”

The Honduran national also admitted to being a part of the hyper-violent MS-13 gang and revealed that he was traveling to Los Angeles.

Kallinger added that the Yuma Sector has seen “an uptick in larger groups,” a majority of which are natives of Guatemala and Honduras.

Of those in the group of 60 immigrants, over 90% were unaccompanied minors or “family reunites.” The minors were between the ages of one and 17-years-old.

The “migrant caravan,” which began on March 25th, consists of over 1,500 families who were traveling from Central America through Mexico with their ultimate destination being the U.S. border.

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