Customs and Border Protection officials process a small group of asylum-seekers in February, when the Biden administration was starting to phase out the Migrant Protection Protocols that forced migrants to wait in Mexico for a hearing. The “remain in Mexico” policy is resuming, under court order, even as administration officials vow to continue fighting to end it. /Photo by Glenn Fawcett/Customs and Border Protection
Ducey says Biden administration ‘does not care’ about border safety as Yuma crossings surge
By Danny Shapiro | KTAR.com
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey blasted the Biden administration Tuesday during a visit to the border in Yuma, where officials say crossings are surging.
Ducey, in a press conference, accused President Joe Biden and his administration of not doing enough to limit the flow of migrants into Arizona from the southern border.
“As things stand right now, this crisis will not be resolved as long as Joe Biden is our president,” Ducey told reporters.
Yuma County Supervisor Jonathan Lines told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s The Mike Broomhead Show on Tuesday that more than 5,000 people had crossed into the U.S. near the southwestern Arizona city in the last week.
Lines estimated almost 1,000 people are crossing per day, with about 2,000 who crossed in Yuma on Sunday.
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Those numbers are similar to surges in recent months in Yuma, but Ducey said a recently reinstituted policy is driving more migrants to Arizona.