Border Patrol officials in the Tucson Sector report an increase in the number of arrests of single adult migrants this year. Agents apprehended nearly 90,000 so far this fiscal year.
Tucson Sector Chief Patrol Agent John Modlin tweeted a message last week showing the capture of a group of 20 Mexican nationals near Gila Bend, Arizona. The chief said the apprehension of migrant single adults jumped more than 290 percent this fiscal year, which began on October 1, 2020, over the same period in Fiscal Year 2020.
Agents encounter 20 Mexican nationals, primarily single adults, approximately 70 miles north of the border near Gila Bend, #AZ. Compared to last fiscal year through April, single adult apprehensions are up over 290% in Tucson Sector. @CBPArizona pic.twitter.com/rLG3nmCI40
— John R. Modlin (@USBPChiefTCA) May 26, 2021
Another tweet from the chief details the arrest of a group of nine