The mayor of Yuma, Arizona, declared a “state of emergency” over the border crisis that has maxed out migrant shelters in his community.
“Migrants being released into the community faster than they are departing, and shelters and the staff to run them are at max capacity,” a tweet on the City of Yuma Twitter page states quoting Mayor Douglas J. Nichols. “A state of emergency is declared.”
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The mayor signed the emergency declaration on Tuesday after migrant shelters filled to maximum capacity.
“By signing this proclamation we are looking to do a couple of things. Making sure that, not just locally but throughout the country, it is clear that we are in a position that needs to be rectified on a national level. Not just within the resources of our Yuma community,” Mayor Nicholls said in a statement published by KYMA in Yuma. “Two is to try to avert the threat of hundreds of people roaming the streets looking to satisfy basic human needs in our community and not having the resources to do so and the reaction of the citizens of...
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