Arizona mayor declares emergency over migrant situation

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The immigration issue reaches the boiling point in Yuma, Arizona. 

Mayor Doug Nicholls signed an emergency proclamation Tuesday. 

He says the large amount of migrants released into the community poses an imminent threat.

Nicholls says there’s just too many people and not enough resources. 

“We received information from Border Patrol that they were providing over 70 individuals this morning to the shelter, putting us extremely over capacity and just got word that they will be providing 50 more by the end of the day,” said Mayor Dough Nicholls. “The transportation network is just insufficient in order to keep up with the demand and the backlog of people staying at this shelter has created this capacity issue.”

The declaration now goes to Governor Doug Ducey’s desk.

He has the opportunity to declare an emergency for the entire state.

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