Source: Dan Lyman
Federal authorities have released hundreds of illegal aliens into Yuma, Arizona, in recent weeks, according to reports.
Over 350 migrants have been dumped into the small border city in just two weeks, and thousands more could be on their way in the coming months.
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is so overwhelmed by the avalanche of illegal aliens crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, they are unable to transport many to Phoenix, as would be standard protocol.
“If there was a plan, the plan ignored situations like Yuma,” Mayor Douglas Nicholls told the Washington Examiner.
“That’s why I believe this is a federal issue, not a Yuma issue. So it needs a federal solution, not a Yuma solution.”
Nicholls says his city of 96,000 residents does not have the capacity or resources to accommodate an influx of outsiders, especially during the ‘coronavirus crisis.’
“Groups will show up at a church or nonprofit, and the church or nonprofit are not necessarily ready to assist. And so, it causes a bit of chaos,” Nicholls said.
City officials reportedly anticipate thousands of illegals could be released into Yuma by early spring.
Between 3,000 and 4,000 illegals are being apprehended at the border every day, with agents estimating they may only be catching one-quarter of total crossers.
“I was talking to a Border Patrol leader, a guy that has been doing this for several decades, you know, kind of a tough guy. And he looked at me and said, ‘Commissioner, I got to tell you. I’m scared at what’s coming,’” former CBP chief Mark Morgan warned last month.