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Lapse in Federal Funding Impact on CBP Website Operations Notice

NOTICE: Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. This website was last updated on December 21, 2018 and will not be updated until after funding is enacted. As such, information on this website may not be up to date. Transactions submitted via this website might not be processed and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until after appropriations are enacted.


Aviso del impacto de la interrupción de fondos federales en las operaciones del sitio web del Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés)

AVISO:  A causa de la interrupción de fondos federales, este sitio de web no será administrado activamente. La última actualización a este sitio web se realizó el 21 de diciembre de 2018 y no se harán más actualizaciones hasta que el gobierno reanude operaciones; por ende, puede que el sitio web no refleje la información más reciente. Es posible que no podamos procesar transacciones ni responder a
preguntas hasta que se reanuden operaciones.

Large Group Apprehensions Continue Near Ajo

Release Date: 
December 10, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. – Agents assigned to the Ajo Border Patrol Station encountered several large groups of Central Americans, totaling more than 240 people in the last 48 hours.

Agents apprehended a group of 80 near Lukeville, Arizona
Agents apprehended a group of 80
near Lukeville, Arizona

Agents encountered 80 men, women and children on Sunday evening after the group illegally entered the country west of the Lukeville Port of Entry. The group consisted largely of Guatemalan nationals.

Overnight, Ajo agents encountered two other large groups, one consisting of 113 and another with 49 family unit members from Central America.

All persons within the groups were found to be in good health and were transported to the Ajo Border Patrol Station for processing.

Illicit transnational criminal organizations exploit the vulnerability of foreign nationals with false promises of legal status and encourage dangerous border crossings, placing lives at risk.

Last modified: 
December 11, 2018