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Border agents encounter 57 immigrants in record heat

Posted at 10:32 PM, Jun 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-23 01:32:44-04

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a large group of immigrants during a heat wave Friday afternoon west of Lukeville.

According to CBP, the group consisted of 21 adults and 36 minors.

Several of the people were assessed for health concerns, but only one person required medical attention.

All persons were given water and food and were taken to the Ajo Station for processing.

Regardless of the unscrupulous and ill regard for human life attitude by smugglers, Border Patrol Agents work tirelessly to ensure not only the safety and security of our nation but also the safety of those who they come in contact with. Due to the extreme heat, Tucson Sector Border Patrol officials warn that summer is an especially dangerous time to be stranded in Arizona’s desert. Anyone in need of emergency assistance should call 9-1-1 immediately as dehydration can be deadly if not treated.