Includes three large groups of 49, 81 and 58
YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - U.S. Border Patrol busted nearly 400 undocumented individuals overnight, including three small groups of 49, 81 and 58.
Agents posted a photo to social media Thursday morning showing the crowd of people caught.
According to a conversation News 11's Arlette Yousif had with Border Patrol Monday, agents have seen a drop from 620 apprehensions per day, to 500. The trend has been continuing downward since October 2020.
However, this incident seems to contrast the decline agents were seeing.
Fewer apprehensions, along with agents working remotely, has helped to reduce the number of migrants in holding facilities. For the first time in several months, all local holding facilities (including soft-sided facilities) are no longer at maximum capacity.
If the downward trend continues, some soft-sided holding facilities could close down.