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A Conservative group of Phoenix-area residents is hosting what they are calling a Patriot Caravan at the border in Yuma County later this month in response to the high number of undocumented migrants who continue to arrive every day.

Yuma-area leaders from both sides of the political aisle say they do not believe President Donald Trump’s threat of tariffs against Mexican imports is the best way to address immigration reform as hundreds of asylum seekers enter near San Luis every day.

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U.S. Senator Martha McSally was in Yuma on Wednesday and said Congress must act to address what she says is a crisis at the border.

City of Yuma

Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls Tuesday declared a city State of Emergency, due to the number of migrant asylum seekers released in the Yuma community.  Nicholls says that in the last 19 days nearly 1,300 migrants have been dropped off, stretching the ability of nonprofits to the breaking point.

The mayor says he has been holding daily meetings with the two main organizations providing aid to the migrants, the Yuma Community Food Bank and the Yuma Salvation Army.  He says they are operating well beyond their capacity, and there is no end to the migrant releases in sight.

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Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls has declared a city state of emergency over the high number of migrants being released into the community who are seeking asylum.