Bor­der Pa­trol ap­pre­hends nearly 450 un­doc­u­mented im­mi­grants within 48 hours

Imperial Valley Press - - NEWS - — Vin­cent Osuna, vo­suna@iv­pres­son­

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.

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