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Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended nearly 750 migrants in the southwest Arizona desert over the weekend. The migrants were mostly family units from Guatemala.
Agents assigned to the Yuma Station apprehended nearly 750 migrants who illegally crossed the border by walking through outdated border barriers. The migrants simply walked through the Colorado River vehicle barriers near Yuma, Arizona, and surrendered to agents, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials.
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Agents identified 87 percent of the migrants as Guatemalan nationals. The remainders came to the U.S. from Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, and Mexico, officials stated. Many of the nearly 750 Central American migrant families required medical attention after completing the dangerous journey through Mexico.
“Yuma Sector agents provided medical treatment to 137 illegal aliens, either through medically certified agents, contract medical personnel at the stations or by transporting the subjects to local hospitals,” CBP officials said in a written statement. “Some of the medical ailments included: pregnancy complications, lacerations, blisters, respiratory issues, chicken pox, lice, and scabies.”
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CBP officials reported that Yuma Sector witnessed a 230 percent spike in the apprehension of Family Unit Aliens (FMUA). The apprehension of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC)...
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