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More than 100 unaccompanied migrant children sent to Tucson

Border Patrol found 47 unaccompanied immigrant children on Wednesday.
Border Patrol found 47 unaccompanied immigrant children on Wednesday.
Published: Jul. 22, 2021 at 6:54 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Nearly 150 immigrant children were in the U.S. Border Patrol’s custody on Thursday, July 23.

According to a news release, agents in Tucson found 197 undocumented immigrants near San Miguel around 7:15 a.m. July 22. Of those immigrants, 147 were unaccompanied minors.

The immigrants were mostly from Guatemala, according to agents.

Two days before that group was located, agents said they found a group of 48 immigrants near Sasabe. CBP said 39 of those were children between five and 17 years old.

Both groups were taken to Tucson for processing.

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