Arizona Border Patrol Apprehends 10,000 Migrants in 1 Week

Objectivity 4.4 | Credibility 4.7 | Relevance 4.6

In just one week, the U.S. Border Patrol in Arizona’s Tucson Sector apprehended 10,000 migrants illegally crossing the border, with a thousand more than the previous week. The majority were adult men, and 21 human smuggling events were disrupted. Border agents also rescued over 400 migrants due to extreme Arizona heat. During the operations, $83,000 worth of fentanyl pills, six pounds of meth, and three firearms were recovered. Chief Patrol Agent John R. Modlin warned of the life-threatening dangers migrants face in the desert. The surge followed the termination of Title 42, the pandemic-era asylum policy, and the implementation of a new rule restricting asylum eligibility.