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Today I proclaimed a local emergency in Yuma, due to the migrant family releases overwhelming the local shelter system. 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. I signed the proclamation of emergency and soon after spoke with media at approximately 3:15 pm (MST). You can view via the video below:Posted by Douglas Nicholls, Yuma Mayor on Tuesday, April 16, 2019
The mayor of a border city in Arizona has declared a state of emergency because illegal immigrants are overwhelming the local community.
Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls said the migrants being released by the U.S. Border Patrol are coming in faster than they are leaving, and the local shelters and charitable groups don’t have the resources to deal with it.
Threat - Releases - Community - Nicholls - Announcement
“There is an imminent threat on having too many migrant releases into our community,” Nicholls said in an announcement posted on Facebook. “It’s above our capacity as a community to sustain.”
The mayor also warned citizens about mobs of migrants “roaming the streets looking to satisfy basic human needs,” which the shelters are unable to provide.
Result - Influx - Immigration - Nicholls - Tuesday
As a result of the influx of immigration, Nicholls said Tuesday, he had no choice but to declare a state of emergency.
“Today I proclaimed a local emergency in Yuma, due to the migrant family releases overwhelming the local shelter system,” he said.
Mayor - Government - Border - Crisis - Yuma
The mayor also asked the federal government to help the border crisis in Yuma.
“I am calling upon the federal government to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Yuma, as our [nongovernmental organizations] are over capacity and cannot sustain providing this aid.”
City - Yuma - Population - Proclamation - Twitter
The City of Yuma, with a population of about 95,000, offered a similar proclamation on Twitter.
“Migrants being released into the community faster than they are departing, and shelters and...
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