Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents continue to see increasing numbers of aliens crossing illegally into its area of responsibility from countries other than Mexico.
On Tuesday, Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two huge groups of surrendering Guatemalans and Hondurans near the San Luis Port of Entry within hours of each other.
Just before midnight, agents apprehended a group of 108 illegal aliens after they illegally crossed from Mexico and surrendered to agents half-a-mile west of the San Luis Port of Entry. Five hours later, agents apprehended a group of 58 illegal aliens who illegally crossed from Mexico and surrendered to agents approximately one mile east of the port of entry.
Guatemalan nationals made up 156 of the subjects, 8 were from Honduras. In the two groups, there were a total of 88 children ranging in age from 3 months to 17 years old.
In the past seven days, Ajo Station Border Patrol agents have arrested more than 800 Central Americans found in the same general area who had crossed the U.S. border illegally. A vast majority of those apprehended were family units. Transnational criminal organizations continue to exploit the vulnerability of foreign nationals with false promises of legal status and encourage dangerous border crossings, placing lives at risk.
All subjects will be processed accordingly.