YUMA, Ariz. (FOX 10/AP) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection says a group of 376 Central American migrants illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border near Yuma on Monday.
According to tweets from CBP Arizona, Border Patrol agents processed the large group of migrants, which were consisted of mostly families and unaccompanied juveniles.
"These individuals dug seven holes underneath the border wall, and it's important to know this area wasn't erected as one single structure. There were vehicle ballards," said Border Patrol agent Jose Garibay, in a phone interview.
Group of 376 Central Americans illegally crossed from Mexico and inundated agents in #Yumasector on Monday morning. Almost all were families or unaccompanied juveniles. #NationalSecurity #SouthwestBorder pic.twitter.com/dWzS0LCgCV— CBP Arizona (@CBPArizona) January 18, 2019
This comes after another caravan of migrants set out from Honduras seeking to reach the border, following the same route used by thousands last year in at least three caravans.