Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended about 1,100 migrants over the weekend who illegally crossed the border from Mexico. Officials report the migrants “breached the old primary fence.”
Yuma Sector Chief Patrol Agent Chris Clem tweeted border security surveillance video screenshots showing multiple groups of migrants staging to cross outdated border barrier technology in southwest Arizona. During the weekend, agents apprehended approximately 1,100 migrants after they made their way into the U.S.
#YumaSector Border Patrol agents apprehended approximately 1,100 migrants who illegally entered the United States from Mexico over the weekend and thwarted an attempted coordinated mass entry after a group breached the old primary fence. #BorderSecurity is #NationalSecurity pic.twitter.com/yOsAnhXy1P
— Chief Patrol Agent Chris T. Clem (@USBPChiefYUM) August 23, 2021
In a separate incident on Monday, Yuma Sector agents received a call for help from a 50-year-old woman who became overheated after entering the Imperial Sand Dunes area. A CBP Air and Marine Operation aircrew with onboard BORSTAR and air interdiction agents found the woman and provided medical assistance to the overheated woman.
#YumaSector #BORSTAR and air interdiction agents responded to a heat-related request for help Monday morning. Agents provided initial care to a 50-year-old migrant who crossed the border west of the Imperial Sand Dunes and was overcome by the heat. #USBP pic.twitter.com/aAvCy6jbWE
— Chief Patrol Agent Chris T. Clem (@USBPChiefYUM) August 24, 2021
In July, the latest available report, Yuma Sector agents apprehended nearly 18,000 migrants. Of those, officials classified 5,320 as Single Adults, 8,649 Family Unit Aliens, and 811 as Unaccompanied Alien Children.
Most significantly was the increase in apprehension of family units. The apprehension of the nearly 9,000 migrants represents an increase of 8,909 percent over the previous July.