YUMA, ARIZONA – On Monday, a report from U.S. Border Patrol affirmed that approximately 750 undocumented immigrants were apprehended this weekend.
A border patrol agent confirmed the group was apprehended less than a mile from the Arizona San Luis/Mexico port of entry, which is directly below Yuma.
The group, mainly Central American families (Guatemalan, Honduras, Mexico, El Salvador, Ecuador) surrendered to authorities after walking through the Colorado River automobile barriers. Authorities treated the group for pregnancy complications, chicken pox, lice, scabies, cuts, and respiratory issues.
The Yuma Arizona region has seen an enormous increase in illegal immigrant crossings. In Yuma, there is a 230 percent increase in families detained and a 36 percent increase in children (traveling alone) apprehensions. This is in comparison to the statistics from the same time the previous year according to border patrol.
Along the port of entry in Yuma, there are countless make-shift tents serving as home to migrants looking to enter the U.S.
This large group of apprehended illegal immigrants comes at the height of the border security issue in Washington DC.
Senate Republicans are facing off with President Trump as they vote on the House-passed disapproval measure. Politico reported roughly twelve Republican senators are deciding on if they will vote against President Trump’s power and Congress’ role. If the Senate votes against the national emergency declaration, they will inevitably send the legislation to the president’s desk for him to veto.
Yesterday, on Twitter, Trump urged Republicans to get behind him.
Republican Senators have a very easy vote this week. It is about Border Security and the Wall (stopping Crime, Drugs etc.), not Constitutionality and Precedent. It is an 80% positive issue. The Dems are 100% United, as usual, on a 20% issue, Open Borders and Crime. Get tough R’s!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 11, 2019
It’s unclear whether Trump will agree to any compromise that will curtail his executive power.