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Central American Migrants Released in San Luis

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A sign was placed on a fence outside the St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church in San Luis that reads, in Spanish, “We do not have space for more people. Forgive us.”";s:

Thousands of Central American migrants who are seeking asylum have been released in Yuma for weeks and now some are being released in San Luis.

A sign was placed on a fence outside the St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church in San Luis that reads, in Spanish, “We do not have space for more people. Forgive us.”

KYMA reports the Comite De Bienestar agency has also been hosting migrants in a facility in San Luis.

Larger groups of migrants have been released in Yuma and have been assisted at a shelter operated by the Salvation Army. Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls issued a city state of emergency that received national attention as he met with President Donald Trump and Arizona’s two U.S. Senators in Washington.

San Luis Mayor Gerardo Sanchez said he will not declare a state of emergency but said the city and community will come together to help assist the migrant families.

Victor is originally from West Sacramento, California and has lived in Arizona for more than five years. He began his print journalism career in 2004 following his graduation from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Victor has been a reporter for the following daily newspapers: The Monterey County Herald, The Salinas Californian and the Reno Gazette-Journal, where he covered stories including agriculture, education and Latino community news. Victor has also served as a local editor for Patch, a national news organization with hyperlocal websites, in Carmichael, California in the Sacramento area. He also served as the editor for The New Vision, the newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, which includes Yuma and La Paz counties. Victor lives in Somerton. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and following most sports.
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