Border Patrol: Large group of immigrants dug under border fence to cross in US

Border Patrol: Large group of immigrants dug under border fence to cross in US
Border agents process a group of immigrants from Central America who crossed illegally in the Yuma sector. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Border Patrol agents said a large group of Central America migrants dug under the border fence to enter America illegally.

The incident happened near Yuma, Arizona on Monday, Jan. 14.

Jose J. Garibay II, spokesman for the Yuma Border Sector, said they found seven different holes under a fence located 10 miles from San Luis, Arizona. Garibay said the wall does not have reinforced concrete underneath.

The influx began around 10 a..m. and in only 30 minutes, 376 people from Central America crossed the border and were arrested.

The holes have since been filled in, according to Garibay.

Almost all were families or unaccompanied juveniles, according to CBP.

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