migrants

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Yuma Sector Border Patrol officials said Friday they have seen a steady and consistent decrease in the number of migrant apprehensions in the later months of 2019.

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The chief of the U.S. Border Patrol for the Yuma Sector said he does not anticipate a spike in migrant apprehensions in the coming months. 

File Photo by Victor Calderón/KAWC

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.

Yuma Regional Medical Center

Although what some local officials have called a "migrant crisis" here in Yuma has subsided in recent weeks, the release of asylum-seeking migrants families that began this spring impacted community resources, including the area's hospital, the Yuma Regional Medical Center.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents took reporters on a tour of a new temporary facility in Yuma that they say will help them care for the hundreds of migrants who are surrendering to them at the U.S-Mexico border.

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