Police discovered 19 suspected undocumented immigrants in an Ahwatukee Foothills home near 46th Street and Warner Road Thursday morning. At 12:15 p.m., police were awaiting the arrival of Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to pick up the people from the home in the 12800 block of South 46th Street, Phoenix Police Sgt. Leonard Pinuelas said.
A resident called police Thursday morning to say someone was pulling on doorknobs of different houses in the neighborhoods, Pinuelas said. Police came to investigate and did not find the suspect but saw someone looking out of a window and a garage door open at the home.
Police entered the home and found the suspected undocumented immigrants inside, Pinuelas said. The home has no furniture and the people had no food and were staying in “very bad conditions,” he said.