Hundreds of Migrants from 7 Nations Cross Border into Arizona

117 migrants apprehended by Ajo Station agents. (U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)
U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents continue to apprehend large numbers of migrants crossing the border from Mexico to southern Arizona. The large groups totaled nearly 200 migrants from at least seven different nations during a two-day period last week.

Tucson Sector Chief Patrol Agent John R. Modlin tweeted a photo of a group of migrants apprehended by Ajo Station agents near Lukeville, Arizona, on January 9. The group of 52 migrants crossed the border in a rural area.

The 52 migrants came to the U.S. from seven countries located in North and South America and Asia.

One day earlier, Ajo Station agents encountered two more groups of migrants. The two groups that crossed during a two-hour period totaled 117 migrants, Modlin reported.

The two groups of 55 and 62 migrants came from seven different countries. The large-group crossing tied up numerous agents for long periods of time for processing and transportation.

Modlin tweeted another report detailing 1,380 apprehensions in the Tucson Sector on January 11 and 12.

Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior news contributor for the Breitbart Texas-Border team. He is an original member of the Breitbart Texas team. Price is a regular panelist on Fox 26 Houston’s What’s Your Point? Sunday-morning talk show. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX.


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