Border patrol agents in Arizona with the assistance of thousands of U.S. troops have detained more than 650 illegal immigrants in the span of 48 hours.
Per Fox News:
Agents in the Yuma Sector said they detained 654 people – most reportedly being family units or unaccompanied minors from Guatemala – on Monday and Tuesday.
Officials said the groups of illegal immigrants are not believed to be associated with the large caravan of mostly Central American migrants that have prompted the military deployment. (RELATED: You Won’t Believe What Migrants Did Before Setting Foot on U.S. Soil)
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Wednesday a group of 55 Central Americans waded across the Colorado River near Yuma and surrendered to agents after walking around vehicle barriers in the area.
“Larger numbers [of illegal immigrants] have started to illegally cross shallow portions of the Colorado River near Yuma,” a press release said.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection says apprehensions in the Yuma Sector are up more than 150 percent compared to this time last year.
Agents caught more than 3,600 illegal immigrants there during the month of October.