YUMA, Ariz. — Newly released videos show human smugglers pushing families through breaks in barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The videos, taken in December and released by the Department of Defense and U.S. Customs, happened along the border with California in the Border Patrol's Yuma Sector.
In the first video, smugglers are seen pushing people through a hole in the fence in the border wall, despite Border Patrol agents telling them to stop.
In the second video, smugglers push families through an underwater hole in a barrier. Mexican authorities stop them. One woman is seen being urged to return to Mexico to be with her sister and niece, but she surrenders to the U.S. Border Patrol.
Last month, The nation's top border security official declared Wednesday that the immigration system is "at a breaking point," following a massive surge of asylum seekers at the border in the last two months.
CBP is on track to surpass 100,000 undocumented migrant apprehensions for the month of March, the highest in over a decade.
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