306 migrants found by Arizona Border Patrol agents

Dec 21, 2018, 1:03 PM
(Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)...
(Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
(Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

PHOENIX — A total of 306 Central Americans surrendered to Border Patrol agents this week, according to a news release.

Agents from the Ajo Border Patrol Station found 242 migrants on Wednesday and Casa Grande Station agents found 64 migrants who gave themselves up willingly.

Both groups of migrants included juveniles and pregnant women, mostly from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.

Border Patrol conducted a screening for detained migrants to identify health or safety issues that resulted in one pregnant woman and four children needing immediate medical care. The group was treated and taken to a hospital in Goodyear and taken for further processing.

Migrants who did not need immediate care were taken to Tuscon for further processing.

Nine children from ages 1-13 were treated for flu-like symptoms and taken to a local hospital for treatment, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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