Yuma Sector

Video: Border Wall Crews Migrate Protected Cacti

Border wall construction crews in Arizona are seen migrating Organ Pipe and other protected cacti in a video released by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A 30-foot bollard wall is replacing a five-mile segment of the border that is now separated only by a vehicle barrier.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers construction crews carefully move protected species in the Organ Pipe National Monument. (Image: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers video screenshot)

Meth, Cocaine Seized at Re-Opened Interior Border Patrol Checkpoints

Border Patrol agents in the Yuma and El Paso Sectors seized methamphetamine and cocaine at interior immigration checkpoints recently re-opened after the downturn in illegal border crossings. Officials closed checkpoints in these sectors and others earlier this year to redirect resources to the border.

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents and K-9 security dogs keep watch at a checkpoint station, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in Falfurrias, Texas. Government agencies vary widely in how they are dealing with $85 billion in across-the-board budget cuts that went into effect last week. Federal workers could face seven …

Feds Probing Complaints of Sex Abuse, Retaliation in AZ Migrant Center

Department of Homeland Security officials are investigating an allegation of sexual assault against an underage migrant girl in a Yuma Sector processing center. NBC News also alleges acts of retaliation against migrants by Border Patrol agents following complaints about food and crowded conditions.

Yuma Sector temporary housing facility. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Jerry Glaser)

WATCH: Migrant Spotted Shooting at AZ Border Wall

Yuma Sector Border Patrol camera operators observed a group of migrants cross the primary barrier near San Luis, Arizona. One of the migrants pulled a weapon and fired several rounds toward the secondary barrier.

YUMA, AZ Graded earth, lights, and a steel border extend east from the border crossing at San Luis on south of Yuma, Arizona. As Congress begins a new battle over immigration policy, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) border patrol agents in Arizona are struggling to control undocumented immigrants that …

Video Shows Migrants Abusing Children at Arizona Border Fence

A video published by ABC News shows a group of migrants abusing young children who appear to be in no imminent danger by forcing them under a razor-wire lined border fence in a water-filled ditch. The children scream in terror as the adults force them into the cold water and submerge them while passing them under the concertino wire-lined border barrier.

Video published by ABC News shows migrants pushing children under a fence in a water-filled ditch at the Arizona Border. (Photo: ABC NEWS Video Screenshot)

Border Crisis Forces Massive Catch and Release Policy

The ongoing border crisis forced Border Patrol officials to implement a massive catch and release program where most migrants illegally crossing the border are released shortly after being processed. The policy comes as Border Patrol officials estimate that more than 100,000 migrants will be apprehended in March.

HUIXTLA, MEXICO - JANUARY 20: People from a caravan of Central American migrants walk along a roadside on their way to the United States on January 20, 2019 in Huixtla, Mexico. Some members of the caravan are in Mexico while others are further behind in Guatemala. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty …

Group of 170 Migrants Dug Under Arizona Border Fence, Say Feds

Border Patrol agents in Arizona continue to deal with “large” migrant groups exploiting weaknesses in outdated border technology to illegally enter the U.S. Most recently, human smugglers coordinated the border crossing by a group of more than 170 who dug under a portion of a barrier in the Yuma Sector.

A large group of Central American migrants exploit outdated border barriers with the aid of a human smuggler to illegally enter the U.S. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol video screenshot)

Armed Human Smuggler Arrested near Migrant Caravan Group

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested an armed human smuggler with a group of Mexican migrants not far from another group of caravan migrants. It appears the smuggler attempted to use the Central American migrants as a diversion in order to bring across the Mexican nationals.

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents apprehend an armed human smuggler near San Luis, Arizona. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Yuma Sector)

$2.5 Million in Meth, Heroin, Cocaine Seized by Feds in Arizona

United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to the Arizona border with Mexico seized nearly $2.5 million in drugs, including 43 pounds of heroin, during five separate inspections this week. In addition to the heroin, officers seized 240 pounds of methamphetamine, 23 pounds of cocaine, and a quarter-pound of fentanyl for a total value of $2,419,940.

Drugs seized after K-9 alert