Border agents find 163 immigrants in Arizona desert, some previously deported
Ajo agents say this is 2nd large group of immigrants in 3 weeks
AJO, Ariz. — For the second time in three weeks, Border Patrol agents have found a large group of immigrants in a remote desert area of southern Arizona.
They say some children in the group were as young as 4 months and five adults had previously been deported.
All 163 immigrants were medically evaluated, determined to be in good health and transported to the Ajo Station to be processed for immigration violations.
On Aug. 17, Ajo Station agents patrolling near the same port found 128 immigrants — including children as young as 4 — from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Mexico believed abandoned by smugglers.