Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended large groups of mostly Central American families this weekend, many of whom required medical attention.
Nearly 750 undocumented immigrants apprehended near Yuma, Border Patrol says https://t.co/T3IDJrDUMr pic.twitter.com/PszUPqDvMh
— KGUN9 On Your Side (@kgun9) March 11, 2019
Agents arrested almost 750 illegal aliens, most of whom were family groups from Central America who walked through the Colorado River vehicle barriers near Yuma and surrendered to agents. Approximately 87 percent were Guatemalan with the remaining being from Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, and Ecuador.
To date in Fiscal Year 2019, Yuma Sector has seen a 230 percent increase in family unit apprehensions and a 36 percent increase in unaccompanied alien children apprehensions when compared to year to date numbers last year.
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.
— Rich Mitchell (@CDNnow) March 12, 2019
Some of the medical ailments included: pregnancy complications, lacerations, blisters, respiratory issues, chicken pox, lice and scabies.
116 people apprehended by Yuma Sector Border Patrol https://t.co/NZobpayKYw
— Sid Hooper (@SidHooper2) March 8, 2019
Though crossings at the southern border are at historic lows, the number of families and unaccompanied minors entering the country has been increasing.@IAmAmnaNawaz was granted access to the U.S. Border Patrol’s Yuma Sector operations in Arizona. pic.twitter.com/d21dnbd6Rt
— PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) March 11, 2019
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