Several large groups of illegal aliens were apprehended by Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents last weekend.
Agents arrested nearly 750 illegal aliens , mostly family groups from Central America , who walked through the Colorado River vehicle barriers near Yuma , Arizona and surrendered to agents. Approximately 87% of those detained were from Guatemala with the rest being from Mexico , Honduras , El Salvador and Ecuador. Many of those arrested required medical attention. More than 130 of those detained were provided medical treatment through medically certified agents , contract medical personnel at the stations , or by local hospitals for ailments including lacerations , blisters , respiratory issues , chicken pox , lice , scabies and pregnancy complications.
To date , in fiscal year 2019 , Yuma Sector has seen a 230% increase in family unit apprehensions and a 36% increase in unaccompanied alien child apprehensions compared to last year.