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Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan met with Border Patrol officials and reporters at the Yuma Sector station and at the border wall in San Luis on Thursday.

Acting Secretary McAleenan said that while the numbers of migrants being apprehended by Border Patrol officials in Yuma and other sectors has decreased significantly in recent weeks, it is still a matter of concern.

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Negative attacks by some media outlets and some members of the public on Border Patrol agents are "disappointing and disheartening" as the agents he oversees treat those in their custody with dignity and respect, the chief patrol agent of the Yuma Sector told KAWC.

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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.