WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBSNEWS.COM) — The Biden administration has launched a multi-agency operation targeting human smuggling organizations, part of its ongoing response to a recent influx in migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border.

A group of immigrants from Honduras and Guatemala arriving illegally from Mexico ride in an inflatable boat as a ‘coyote’ people smuggler steers towards the US side of the Rio Grande river. (credit: Ed Jones/AFP via Getty Images)

“Operation Sentinel,” a joint mission by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), State Department and Department of Justice, will target criminal gang members.

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