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Border fence construction continues south of Yuma as the sector’s Border Patrol officials say migrant apprehensions continue to decline. 

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Holding signs with messages including “Border Crisis: Separating Families” and wearing shirts with phrases like “Migrant Rights are Human Rights, “ members of the Uncage & Reunite Families Coalition, or URFC, came from the Phoenix area to Yuma Tuesday morning.

They gathered outside the U.S. Border Patrol Sector Headquarters to address what they said are unresolved issues.

They were joined by members of Yuma County Indivisible, which hosted a rally at the same location in mid-July, and Arizona House Democratic Leader Charlene Fernandez.

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U.S. Rep. Greg Stanton was in Yuma Thursday where he toured the Yuma Border Patrol migrant facility and met with area leaders to talk about the economy. 


The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security spoke to reporters about the future of a temporary soft-sided, or tent, facility for migrants in Yuma last week. 

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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.