Tucson Sector Chief Patrol Agent John Modlin tweeted images of a large group of migrants apprehended Monday night near San Miguel. The group consisted of 124 migrants including 105 unaccompanied children.
Modlin stated that Tucson Sector agents normally apprehend groups of single adults. This group of unaccompanied children was outside the norm.
During Fiscal Year 21, which began on October 1, 2020, through the end of April, Tucson Sector agents apprehended just over 100,000 migrants — an increase of 167 percent over the previous year’s 37,559. Of those, only 8,967 were unaccompanied minors.
Also last week, Douglas Station agents assigned to the horse patrol unit encountered a group of 32 Mexican nationals who illegally crossed the border near the Arizona/New Mexico state line in the southeast corner of the state.
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Modlin tweeted a photo showing the migrants wearing camouflage clothing in an attempt to blend into the surroundings.
Earlier this month, Modlin welcomed the newest members of the sector’s horse patrol units.