The mayor of Yuma Arizona has taken action in the widening illegal migrant situation in his town, and he’s taking the heat from liberal media.
Fox News reports, “Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls shared the news on Facebook, explaining that he 'proclaimed a local emergency' in the city 'due to the migrant family releases overwhelming the local shelter system.'”
“Today I proclaimed a local emergency in Yuma, due to the migrant family releases overwhelming the local shelter system.”
Nicholls went on to ask the federal government for assistance in the wake of the unprecedented influx of catch-and-release cases in recent weeks and months.
“I am calling upon the federal government to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Yuma, as our NGO’s are overcapacity and cannot sustain providing this aid."
Expressing frustration and regret, Nicholls goes on to explain his reasons for taking this action: the ultimate safety and well-being of the members of his community.
“So it’s with a heavy heart that I declare that we’re at this point but it is something that I believe we need to do to make sure that our community is maintained and that the human rights of all the migrants are also maintained and that we have a path forward that respects both," he said.
The City of Yuma echoed the Mayor’s concern with this tweet on their official page:
“Mayor: Migrants being released into the community faster than they are departing, and shelters and the staff to run them are at max capacity. A state of emergency is declared.”
Yuma is the first of what many expect to be a growing number of border cities to throw up their hands in frustration over the impossible demands the seemingly eternal influx of illegals places their cities.
After trying to manage the hordes of illegals who are released after being apprehended, these cities can no longer do it.
Now unless the federal government steps in to stem the flow, cities will break under the weight of the economic and humanitarian strain.
One piece of good news is the emergency declaration President Trump made earlier this year. Only time will tell how that move will affect what is going on within these overwhelmed cities.