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Yuma Mayor: Migrants To Be Released in Yuma and San Luis

Migrants are greeted by Taylor Levy (center), a local immigration attorney, at the Paso del Norte International Bridge in April 2020 in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. People seeking asylum were enrolled in the Migrant Protection Protocols program.

Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls has issued a statement regarding the start of migrant releases in the Yuma and San Luis communities. 



Mayor Nicholls said his priority is the community’s safety and the wellness of the general public as well as the humanitarian issues as releases ensue. 


Nicholls said he has reached out to Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey as well as U.S. Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly.  


In a released statement, Nicholls said “I am urging the federal level for additional resources for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the need for more space at migrant holding facilities that will allow for adherence to safe CDC guidelines and more COVID testing… to help alleviate the migrant situation at the border.” 




Stay tuned to KAWC for more information on migrant releases in Yuma County.

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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