Arizona sheriff seeks state and federal help to handle arrival of asylum-seekers in rural area


September 15, 2023

DOUGLAS, Ariz. (AP) — The sheriff of Arizona's easternmost border county asked state and federal officials for help Thursday with the sudden daily release of more than a hundred migrants seeking asylum in the U.S., including families with small children.

Along with other local officials at a news conference Thursday, Sheriff Mark Dannels of Cochise County said that the rural area doesn't have shelters or other infrastructure to attend to the needs of migrants, many of them from faraway countries in western Africa and southeast Asia.

"We don't have any resources at all to house these peopl...

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