Illegal immigrants assaulted two Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents in two separate incidents in Arizona last week, reported the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
The first event occurred at about 2 a.m. on July 14. After observing two illegal aliens running from the International Boundary Wall on a remote camera, a Yuma Station agent responded and found one of the migrants hiding behind a bush.
The man disobeyed the agent’s commands as she asked him to lie on the ground, he even stood up in a fighting stance and elbowed the agent in the ribcage, attempting to escape the handcuff. The agent gained physical control of the man and apprehended him.
The illegal alien identified as a 31-year-old Mexican national now faces federal felony charges of assaulting a federal officer and immigration violations. The second migrant returned to Mexico.
The second incident happened two day later on July 16, at approximately 5:30 p.m. A group of undocumented migrants illegally crossed into the United States near County Ninth Street and the Levee Road was spotted on a remote camera.
A responding agent arrested one migrant and escorted him to his vehicle. The man suddenly resisted and elbowed the agent in the forehead. Additional agents helped to place the 22-year-old Honduran national in handcuffs. The man and three other illegal aliens were apprehended and charged with immigration violations.
The report stated that neither of the assaulted agents required medical attention and both returned to complete their assigned shifts.
Since the beginning of this year, two other reports of Border Patrol agents being assaulted were released on April 19 and May 15, one in Tucson, Arizona, and the another in Eagle Pass, Texas, according to the CBP.
The CBP reported a total of 3,530 arrests of individuals with criminal convictions for fiscal year 2019 to date (October 1, 2018–June 30, 2019), including 2,246 arrests of illegal entry and re-entry.