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Border Patrol catches over 380 migrants in one night

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.

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Caleb J. Fernández

Upon earning his bachelor’s degree from The Pennsylvania State University in Advertising/Public Relations, Caleb went straight to New York City where he learned the necessities of production assistance, photography and art direction. Please reach out via email at caleb.fernandez@kecytv.com if you’re interested in collaborating.

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Arlette Yousif

Arlette Yousif joined KYMA in November 2020 as a Multi Media Journalist. She holds a BA in Journalism with a minor in Film.

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Mercedes Martinez joined the KSWT team as anchor/producer in October 2020. You can catch her on 13 On Your Side at 4:00pm.

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