Group of immigrants arrested on Imperial Beach shoreline
IMPERIAL BEACH (KUSI) – Eight suspected undocumented immigrants who landed on the beach near Border Field State Park Thursday in a small fishing boat were taken into on suspicion of illegally entering the United States.
Lifeguards reported seeing the group on the ocean shoreline near the intersection of Coronado Avenue and Imperial Beach Boulevard about 7:45 a.m., according to the U.S. Border Patrol.
Personnel with the federal agency arrived in the area a short time later and arrested seven men and one woman, all believed to be Mexican nationals, USBP Supervisory Agent William Rogers said.
The detainees were taken to a nearby Border Patrol station to begin the process of determining whether they will be deported or, possibly, charged criminally, Rogers said.