Yuma Sector Border Patrol

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Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said the investigation into whether Yuma agents mistreated and, in one case, sexually assaulted a teenage girl in custody, is still ongoing.

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Negative attacks by some media outlets and some members of the public on Border Patrol agents are "disappointing and disheartening" as the agents he oversees treat those in their custody with dignity and respect, the chief patrol agent of the Yuma Sector told KAWC.

During KAWC's exclusive interview with Anthony Porvaznik, Chief Patrol Agent for the Yuma Sector Border Patrol, earlier this month, he explained, in detail, what the high number of undocumented migrants in recent months has meant for agents and their job duties.

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This week, allegations by dozens of young migrants who were in Yuma Border Patrol custody of mistreatment and even sexual abuse by some agents were reported. KAWC’s Victor Calderón spoke with Anthony Porvaznik, Chief Patrol Agent of the Yuma Sector, for reaction.

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Migrant children who have stayed at the Yuma Border Patrol Station Headquarters allege sexual assault and mistreatment by some agents.

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