Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Arizona Border City Yuma on Brink of Collapse After Migrant Crisis Toll; Border City is on Brink of Collapse Under 'unprecedented' Migrant Surge that has Left Hospitals and Food Banks Overloaded: Number of Crossings is 'highest for thirty years'

Arizona border city Yuma on brink of collapse after migrant crisis toll:
Officials in an Arizona border town say they get a weekly flood of migrants totaling 6% of their population — and the dire scenario has driven the area to the brink of collapse.
Yuma has fewer than 100,000 residents, yet the town sees 6,000 migrants illegally crossing its border with Mexico every week, for a total of more than half a million people in the past few years, exasperated Yuma County Supervisor Jonathan Lines told Fox News.
“The average for Yuma on a weekly basis is 6,000 people coming across. Of those 6,000, we have 1,000 to 2,000 ‘gotaways’ — people we have not been able to catch,” Lines said.
The Arizona community has been an immigration flashpoint for years, but the burden on the area often gets overlooked, with it currently ranking third in migrant apprehensions — behind El Paso and Del Rio, Texas. El Paso is considered ground zero for the border crisis.
“The problem that we’re foreseeing right now is there’s a couple of big waves coming,” Yuma resident and farmer Hank Auza explained of the town’s current situation. “Yuma can’t support that. It will overwhelm the system here.” --->READ MORE HERE
Border city is on brink of collapse under 'unprecedented' migrant surge that has left hospitals and food banks overloaded: Number of crossings is 'highest for thirty years':
The border city of Yuma, Arizona, is at breaking point with the unprecedented flow of migrants leaving the community at the brink of collapse and hospitals and food banks overloaded.
Yuma County Supervisor Jonathan Lines slammed the Biden administration for its handling of the border crisis and said his county will crumble as it can't support the cascading flow of migrants.
Customs and Border officials say some 5 million migrants have crossed over the US southern border since January 2021 when the Biden administration took over the White House.
After Yuma County's Border Patrol saw a 171% increase in migrant crossings between 2021 and 2022, Mr Lines has warned that the situation will only get worse.
Mr Lines told Fox News: 'Policies need to be changed when you see an unprecedented amount of people coming across the border that even supersedes what we saw under any of the other presidents for the past 30 years.'
He called the surging increase in crossings 'ridiculous'.
'They're coming because they said that Biden told them to come, that we have an open border.' --->READ MORE HERE
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