The arrests were carried out in different operatives, including two large groups, one of 82 people and another of 83 that surrendered voluntarily on Tuesday and Wednesday after crossing the border illegally.
Border Patrol (CPB) agents assigned to the Yuma (Arizona) station arrested about 450 undocumented immigrants, mostly Central Americans, in a 48-hour period, the federal agency reported today.
The arrests were made in different operatives, including two large groups, one of 82 people and another of 83 that surrendered voluntarily on Tuesday and Wednesday after crossing the demarcation illegally, CBP said in a press release.
Just before midnight on Tuesday, a Border Patrol cameraman observed the first group of 82 immigrants who crossed the border wall east of the San Luis entrance port, which was mostly made up of families from Guatemala, although three people from El Salvador also travel. Their ages range between 2 and 48 years.
Hours later, the second group of 83 people was observed digging a hole in an old part of the border wall to enter the country, very close to where the first group entered. The federal agency stressed that this segment of the border wall lacks the reinforcement of concrete at its base, something that new prototypes have.
The second group was also made up mostly of Guatemalans, although 14 immigrants come from El Salvador. Their ages range from one to 40 years. CBP indicated that, by the end of Wednesday, its agents had arrested a total of 449 undocumented immigrants.
Photographs and a video provided by CBP show a group supposedly of men and women next to the border wall waiting for the arrival of border agents. The immigrants go with backpacks and you can appreciate what appears to be a woman carrying a child in her arms.
These arrests occurred at a time when more than 2,000 migrants who integrate the caravans that left Central America left Mexico City after the UN refused to offer them transportation, while the rest of the approximately 5,000 Central Americans will wait for this Saturday. to leave.