Separately, last week, Ajo Station Border Patrol agents apprehended two large groups totaling 193 immigrants several miles west of the Port of Lukeville. The groups composed of adults and children came from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.
Most of them traveled and entered the U.S. as families but 11 children were unaccompanied.
Earlier this month, Border Patrol agents assigned at the Yuma Station caught 23 groups of immigrants from seven countries. The total number was more than 500 and most of the immigrants came from Guatemala and traveled as families.
In August, Arizona Border Patrol agents caught a total of 351 immigrants who entered the country illegally.
Transnational criminal organizations are taking advantage of vulnerable foreign nationals by falsely promising them of legal status. These criminals know that they are putting the lives of these immigrants at risk, but they don’t care. In fact, they encouraged their victims to cross the border even during the summer months when temperatures are extremely hot and deadly.