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Nearly 150 unaccompanied minors apprehended by Tucson Border Patrol Wednesday

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TUCSON (KVOA) - More than 100 unaccompanied migrant children were apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol Tucson Sector agents on Wednesday near San Miguel.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the agents discovered a group of 197 migrants who reportedly entered into the United States illegally on Wednesday at around 7:15 a.m. near San Miguel. CBP said 147 of the noncitizens were later determined to be children, mostly from Guatemala.

CBP also shared that a group of 48 migrants was also apprehended near Sasabe, Ariz. on Monday. That group had 39 individuals who were between the ages of 5 and 17 years old.

Both groups were transported to Tucson for further processing.

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Anthony Victor Reyes

Anthony Victor Reyes is the lead digital content producer at News 4 Tucson. The award-winning journalist previously worked as a community reporter in Jasper County, Iowa.

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