US border officials start releasing migrants into Yuma
February 21, 2021
PHOENIX (AP) — Overwhelmed border officials have started releasing migrants into Arizona’s rural Yuma County as more people arrive with hopes of making their home in America amid a pandemic that won't allow authorities to hold as many in detention.
Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls says the U.S. Border Patrol on Monday released a group of 20 people into the neighboring community of San Luis and several more similarly sized groups were let out in subsequent days. The new releases worry local leaders who two years ago grappled with trying to manage the release of 5,700 migrants into the county...