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Yuma Sector Border Patrol reports thousands of apprehensions over holiday weekend

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents had a busy holiday weekend.

In a post on Instagram, Chief Agent Chris Clem says agents apprehended more than 3,000 undocumented immigrants between Thanksgiving Day and Monday, November 29th. Chief Clem says they encountered nearly a dozen large groups. He says they ranged in size from the low 50's up to 140.

Clem says through groups were comprised of immigrants from all over the world. Some were from as close as Mexico. The chief says others came from as far away as Bangladesh, Romania, Russia, and Uzbekistan.

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Lisa Sturgis

Lisa Sturgis returned to KYMA as its Digital Content Director in September of 2019, but she and her family have a long history in the Desert Southwest. Her grandmother first moved to Yuma in the late 1940’s, and Lisa got her first job in TV news at KYMA in 1987.

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Adonis Albright

Adonis Albright first found his passion in local news as a production assistant in San Diego after getting his Bachelor’s degree at San Diego State University.

If you have a great story idea, you can reach him at adonis.albright@kecytv.com.

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