Border Patrol apprehends nearly 450 undocumented immigrants within 48 hours
Between Tuesday and Wednesday, Border Patrol agents assigned to Yuma Station apprehended more than 400 undocumented immigrants who attempted to illegally cross into the United States, a Customs and Border Protection news release stated.
Just before midnight on Tuesday, a Border Patrol camera operator observed a group of 82 undocumented immigrants illegally crossing into the United States by traversing over the legacy landing mat border wall east of the San Luis port of entry.
Most of the undocumented immigrants were family units from Guatemala, although three were from El Salvador.
The undocumented immigrants ranged in age from 2 to 48.
Approximately four hours later, a second group of 83 undocumented immigrants were observed digging a shallow hole underneath the same older portion of wall to gain access into the United States a short distance from where the first group entered.
This old portion of wall lacks the improved concrete footer that new wall prototypes have, which prevents easy digging underneath, the news release explained.
The second group was also comprised of mostly Guatemalans, with 14 of them being from El Salvador. The group ranged in age from 2 to 40.
By the end of the day Wednesday, Yuma Station agents had apprehended a total of 449 illegal aliens, the vast majority being family units from Central America.