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Yuma Sector Apprehends more than 650 Illegal Aliens in the Last Two Days

Release Date: 
November 14, 2018

YUMA, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents in Yuma Sector apprehended 654 illegal aliens most being family units or unaccompanied juveniles from Guatemala, who surrendered themselves to agents on Monday and Tuesday. 

A large group of aliens is observed moving to the U.S. border near Yuma, Arizona where they crossed into the country illegally before being apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol Monday.
A large group of aliens is observed
moving to the U.S. border near Yuma,
Arizona where they crossed into the
country illegally before being apprehended
by U.S. Border Patrol Monday. 

The groups were primarily Guatemalan nationals, not believed to be associated with the large caravan being monitored traveling through Mexico at this time.  The groups illegally entered on both sides of the San Luis Port of Entry where there is outdated border wall infrastructure. Larger numbers have started to illegally cross shallow portions of the Colorado River near Yuma. 

At approximately 8:30 p.m. Monday night, a group of 55 Central Americans waded across the river near County 9th Street and surrendered to agents after walking around vehicle barriers.  The area lacks infrastructure that would deter pedestrian entries. 

Year to date apprehensions in Yuma Sector are up over 150% compared to this date in Fiscal Year 2018.  Total Fiscal Year 2018 numbers were more than double total Fiscal Year 2017 numbers. 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials welcome assistance from the community. Individuals can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling 1-877-872-7435 toll free. Reporting illicit activity could result in saving someone’s life.

Last modified: 
November 15, 2018