Yuma in Arizona is nearing its breaking point due to the Biden border crisis. The increased flow of illegal migrants entering the area is overwhelming the city’s hospitals and food banks.
Yuma is now the latest city to suffer the effects of an unsecured southern border. Jonathan Lines, Yuma county supervisor, is critical of the Biden administration’s handling the border crisis. He claimed Yuma County is at risk of collapse because it cannot handle the rising number of migrants. Since January 2021, when Biden became president, approximately 5 million migrants have crossed the southern border. Many border communities exist. They are left to their own devices While Biden ignores their pleas for security at the border, he gives them the back of the hand. I wonder if Arizona is going to get more attention since a Democrat governor is in office.
Fox News interview with Mr. Lines ‘Policies need to be changed when you see an unprecedented amount of people coming across the border that even supersedes what we saw under any of the other presidents for the past 30 years.’
He referred to the surge in crossings as ‘ridiculous’.
‘They’re coming because they said that Biden told them to come, that we have an open border.’
Yuma is well-known as the “The City of Flowers”. ‘sunniest city on Earth’, but over recent years it has become known as the US’ hotspot for migrant crossings that has stretched its Border Control to the limit.
Since the rise in migrant crossings began in 2021 and 20,22, the county has been raising alarms. At that time, Yuma County’s Border Patrol saw a 171% increase in migrant crossings. It was only going to get worse, as he predicted.
Yuma is home for 100,000 people. Every week, Yuma sees more than 6,000 illegal migrants crossing its border. This number has increased to over half a million in just a few years. 1000 to 2,000 migrants are among the 6,000 who arrive each week. “gotaways.” This area has been a hot spot for illegal immigration for many years. It is currently ranked third in migrant apprehensions, behind El Paso, Texas and Del Rio. Yuma is likely to be overrun by a few big waves, according to a farmer and resident.
Douglas Nicholls, Yuma Mayor, stated that migrants are attracted in part to the region’s relative ease of crossing the border. 50 cracks are found in the Yuma sector’s border wall, which runs for 126 miles. Doug Ducey, the former governor of Nevada, put up enormous shipping containers to fill in the gaps. The Biden administration sued to get the containers removed. Biden doesn’t want governors to secure their borders but he doesn’t want to do it, either. To add to the chaos: 1.2 million illegal immigrants have fled the Border Patrol since January 2021.
Yuma, like other border counties is working to balance the needs for residents and migrants. Lines stated that he invited Biden administration officials and Biden to visit the Arizona border, but to no avail.
Yuma only has one hospital. Yuma is home to one hospital. System of medical care Already struggling
“Let’s talk about the financial impact and the strain that it’s placed on our hospital,” Lines said. “So far, Yuma Medical Center has had over $22 million of unreimbursed expenses specifically for people who are illegally crossing our border.”
“I have received calls from people saying, ‘I had to take my wife to San Diego, I had to take my wife to Phoenix to deliver a baby because there were no more beds at this hospital.’ “
What can a city with only 100,000 inhabitants do? They’ve asked for federal help. They’ve tried to put up barriers to fill in border wall gaps. This is the responsibility and obligation of the federal government. It is unacceptable that the humanitarian crisis and national security threat posed by the Biden border crisis pose a danger to national security. It will continue for at least two more years, as long Joe Biden is still in office. He simply doesn’t care. He does it all.