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Friday, March 31, 2023

Border Patrol Agents Encounter 57 Undocumented Immigrants in Record Heatwave

Border Patrol agents on Friday rescued a group of 57 undocumented migrants in the Tucson Sector during a 108-degree heatwave.

Agents assigned to Ajo Station near Lukeville, Ariz., found the individuals after responding to a call from emergency responders in Sonora, Mexico, who relayed the location of the group of migrants, Customs and Border Protection said in a news release Saturday. Some of the migrants, including a pregnant woman, were in distress and had contacted authorities in Sonora for medical assistance.

CBP said the group of migrants included 21 adults and 36 minors; 17 of those children were unaccompanied by parents or other relatives. The individuals migrated from Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, according to the release.

Agents responding to the area gave all the individuals water and food before transporting the group to Ajo Station for processing. Emergency medical responders determined that several of the migrants were dehydrated, and one person required further medical attention at a local hospital.

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