Central American Migrants Released in San Luis

May 17, 2019

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.