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First Lady of Guatemala visits Tucson Sector Border Patrol

First Lady of Guatemala Patricia Marroquin Argueta de Morales spent Monday and Tuesday with Tucson Sector Border Patrol where she was briefed on border security operations in Southern Arizona.

The first lady’s visit was part of a five-day trip to learn about illegal immigration. She saw firsthand the process apprehended juveniles go through after illegally entering the United States.

The first lady toured the U.S. border region of Nogales, Ariz. She saw portions of Tucson Sector’s infrastructure and the harsh terrain immigrants are being smuggled through.

She received a Border Patrol overview briefing, highlighting the Border Patrol’s mission, operations, and rescue efforts. She saw the Tucson Coordination Center, where she met with several Guatemalan youth in custody.

Read more at CBP

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