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Yuma Border Patrol agents report another big weekend for apprehensions

U.S. Border Patrol

Agents say more than 1,000 tried to enter through breach

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector reported on Monday another big weekend for apprehensions of undocumented immigrants.

Agents say around 1,100 tried to cross the border at one time through a breach in border fencing.

Border Patrol surveillance cameras picked up a group of around 1,100 migrants trying to illegally enter the U.S. through a breach in border fencing

Border Patrol says surveillance cameras picked up the activity, and agents were able to move in and prevent the mass entry.

Yuma Sector has recently reported the apprehensions of a number of large travel parties. Last week agents busted nearly 400 migrants in one night. Just days later they encountered the largest single group of undocumented immigrants its seen since the beginning of the fiscal year.

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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.

Reach out to Lisa with story ideas and your digital feedback at lisa.sturgis@kecytv.com.

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