Skip to comments.Yuma, AZ mayor declares state of emergency as migrants inundate the city
Posted on 04/17/2019 8:37:38 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The mayor of Yuma, Arizona has declared a local state of emergency due to the flood of migrants, released from custody, who are overwhelming his city and is asking the federal government for help.
Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls said the crisis was overtaxing the city's ability to care for the flood of released immigration detainees - many of them families - who have filled the shelters to capacity with more coming every day.
“I am calling upon the federal government to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Yuma, as our NGO’s are overcapacity and cannot sustain providing this aid,” the post said.
Nicholls, in a video, laid out his reasoning behind the declaration, saying that he ultimately feels that its what’s best for both Yuma and the incoming migrants.
“So it’s with a heavy heart that I declare that we’re at this point but it is something that I believe we need to do to make sure that our community is maintained and that the human rights of all the migrants are also maintained and that we have a path forward that respects both,” he said.
The city of Yuma, Ariz., also tweeted about the proclamation, citing Nicholls, claiming that released migrants were coming into the area faster than they were leaving.
During a recent visit to El Paso, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan said the border has hit its "breaking point." It appears that Yuma has gone past that. When Donald Trump declared a state of national emergency at our southern border, Democrats accused him of playing politics. I wonder what they think now?
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Need to fund a bus to take them to SF.
Why dont they just bus them to San Francisco?
Secure the border!
Maybe Sheriff Joe could show them how to handle it.
Yuma is not a sanctuary city, but Phoenix is. Send them there.
the 3:10 to SF
The problem is obvious. The People of Yuma need to Elect a Mayor that supports turning Yuma into a Sanctuary City.
Mayor sure isn't very bright is he?
If Sheriff Joe showed them what he did Yuma would be inundated with lawsuits re: targeting of minorities.
Actually we should send them to Puerto Rico to make up for the Trump hurricane deaths. Willing labor.
We are now going to detain them because we don’t have a border wall to stop the illegal influx.
SoCal is not too far away either.
So I learned something new. Sanctuary cities get paid to be sanctuary cities, ... of course!
I see the old song “Thank God and Greyhound You’re Gone” making a comeback.
Bus them to San Francisco. SFO is a diverse city: the more you see, diverse it gets.
Yuma, AZ? What emergency? Does Napa nan know?
They will all have ballots and will vote in 2020
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