The group was observed just west of the San Luis, Arizona, Port of Entry. In all, more than 2,000 migrants were arrested over the July 4 weekend. Normally, Yuma is known as a relatively calm section of the border.
The sector has seen a rise in apprehensions. The groups entering illegally in this area are a troubling sign for Border Patrol in the summer months. Highs in this part of Arizona routinely reach 110 degrees or more. Temperatures this week are forecast to reach 115 degrees. Since January, agents have apprehended more than 100 groups of migrants numbering 50 or greater.
In Fiscal Year 2020, the Yuma Sector was ranked near the bottom for migrant apprehension volume. This year, the number has climbed nearly 800 percent to 47,358, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection as of May.
Sources: Breitbart: WATCH: Large Migrant Group Walks Through Arizona Border Wall