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Yuma Border Patrol Chief Talks Change in Migrant Demographics, Need For Agents To Adjust Job Duties

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Chief Patrol Agent Anthony Porvaznik of the Yuma Sector Border Patrol stands in front of border fencing along a canal in San Luis, Ariz. as he speaks to reporters.

During KAWC's exclusive interview with Anthony Porvaznik, Chief Patrol Agent for the Yuma Sector Border Patrol, earlier this month, he explained, in detail, what the high number of undocumented migrants in recent months has meant for agents and their job duties.

While the numbers of migrants who are surrendering themselves to agents at the U.S.-Mexico border near Yuma and San Luis are decreasing, due in part to the warmer temperatures and the Migrant Protection Protocols, also known as the Remain in Mexico policy, a temporary facility at the Yuma Sector headquarters is still in use.

It has been reported that a facility run by the Salvation Army in a Yuma strip mall has been closed, with the non-governmental organization able to house migrants released to them in local motels.

Stay tuned to KAWC for more from our interview with Chief Porvaznik and coverage on immigration in Yuma County.

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