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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey toured the U.S.-Mexico border near Yuma Wednesday, a day after announcing a state of emergency and his activating the Arizona National Guard.

Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer)

By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- Declaring an emergency in six counties, Gov. Doug Ducey said Tuesday he is going to put 250 Arizona National Guard soldiers along the southern border. 

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday issued a Declaration of Emergency, announcing he’s deploying the Arizona National Guard to the state’s southern border.

The Kino Border Initiative is a Catholic binational organization that provides humanitarian aid and advocates for migrants in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.  It's run by priests of the Society of Jesus order, also known as Jesuits, along with lay, or non clergy, staff.


Like Yuma, Nogales is also seeing an increase in the number of migrants encountered by Border Patrol.  


KAWC’s Victor Calderón spoke with the organization's executive director, Joanna Williams, about what migrants say are their reasons for making the journey to the United States border.

Office of Senator Mark Kelly

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly was in Yuma Monday and met with local U.S. Border Patrol Yuma Sector officials.