Yuma, AZ has declared a state of emergency saying it “cannot handle the crush of illegal immigrants the government is being forced to release onto its streets.”
The city’s mayor, Douglas Nicholls, said Board Patrol is releasing migrants into the city faster than they can leave, shelters are full and he warned of mobs of people roaming the city streets.
“There is an imminent threat on having too many migrant releases into our community,” he said. “It’s above our capacity as a community to sustain.”
Nicholls hopes that by declaring a state of emergency, it will provide a “way to express the dire urgency of the situation to the rest of the country who don’t live it day to day.”
Watch the interview where he addresses the situation below.