SAN LUIS, Ariz. (AP) —
Dozens of migrants illegally entered the United States in a residential area of the southwestern Arizona border town of San Luis on Friday, officials said.
San Luis police Lt. Marco Santana said the incident occurred on the city's east side at approximately 10 a.m. and involved an estimated 50 migrants.
It was not immediately known how many of the migrants were taken into custody, the Yuma Sun reported.
Border Patrol agents responded and notified the San Luis Police Department, which Santa said sent officers not to assist in the search but to arrest any migrants who trespassed on private property, entered homes or committed a crime against a resident.
“We have not heard of any serious issues,” Santana said. “We are working together. The Border Patrol is doing their own thing and we are doing ours.”
Residents were asked to report anyone acting suspiciously.
The incident was the second mass incursion in San Luis this month. Approximately 60 migrants illegally entered the country at the city’s Friendship Park near the U.S.-Mexico border crossing on Oct. 1.