Mayor declares emergency in Arizona city rocked by illegal immigration

Border Patrol agents apprehend and transport undocumented immigrants who have just crossed the river into La Joya, Texas, on Nov. 17. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)
Charlotte Cuthbertson And Zachary Stieber The Epoch Times YUMA, Arizona—The mayor of an Arizona border city declared a state of emergency Dec. 9 due to the soaring numbers of people flooding in to the country illegally from Mexico. Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls said he issued the declaration “due to the unprecedented numbers of migrants entering the city before being processed and released by Border Patrol.” The action enables the city, which has nearly 100,000 residents, to receive state and federal funding to try to combat the crisis. Apprehensions of those entering the country illegally in Border Patrol’s Yuma Sector have shot up since President Joe Biden took office in January. Yuma County Sherif
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