Local Official Says Border City Of Yuma, Arizona Is On ‘Brink Of Collapse’ Due To Illegal Border Crossers
Biden’s border crisis has pushed the border city of Yuma, Arizona to the ‘brink of collapse’ according to one local official.
The massive increase in the number of people crossing into the city is straining all kinds of resources, from food to medical care.
Is it going to take the collapse of an American city for Biden to admit that there is a problem here?
FOX News reports:
A major border city is on the brink of collapse because of Biden’s immigration policies, local official says
A major border city is on the brink of collapse as the migrant surge under President Biden’s leadership overloads food banks and hospitals and threatens food security, a Yuma official told Fox News.
“Policies need to be changed when you see an unprecedented amount of people coming across the border that even supersedes what we saw under any of the other presidents for the past 30 years,” Yuma County Supervisor Jonathan Lines told Fox News. “And they’re coming because they said that Biden told them to come, that we have an open border.”
“It will only get worse with Biden’s policies,” Lines said. “He needs to reassess.”
Around 5 million migrants have crossed through the southern border into the U.S. since Biden took office, according to Customs and Border Protection. Border Patrol’s Yuma sector saw a 171% increase in migrant crossings between 2021 and 2022.
Meanwhile, 1.2 million illegal migrants have escaped Border Patrol since Biden took office, CBP sources told Fox News on Sunday.
“The problem that we’re foreseeing right now is there’s a couple of big waves coming,” a Yuma resident and fifth-generation farmer, Hank Auza, told Fox News. “Yuma can’t support that. It will overwhelm the system here.”
This is simply not sustainable.
Yuma, Arizona is on the brink of collapse because of Biden's immigration policies, local official says Officials say nearly 1,300 people come through some of the border wall in Yuma every day, but the future of Title 42 is leaving many confused for what's next. pic.twitter.com/kwvrTH4Rh4
— Phil Sanchez (@PhilSanchez2020) January 23, 2023
Border city of Yuma is on the brink of collapse under 'unprecedented' migrant surge https://t.co/93p7zz8BOJ
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) January 23, 2023
Also, the cartels have way too much control.
The southern border is under siege from the cartels.
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) January 18, 2023
What is it going to take for Biden to do something?