The city of Yuma, Arizona declared an official “State of Emergency” this week; saying local resources are completely “overwhelmed” by the influx of illegal immigrants arriving daily with the ‘migrant caravan.’
“Yuma, a city on the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona, declared a state of emergency Tuesday, saying it cannot handle the crush of illegal immigrants the government is being forced to release onto its streets,” reports the Washington Examiner.
“There is an imminent threat on having too many migrant releases into our community,” said Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls. “It’s above our capacity as a community to sustain.”
The move comes weeks after President Trump declared a federal “emergency” along the US-Mexico border; bypassing Congress to secure funding for his long-promised border wall.
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BETO’S ADMISSION: O’Rourke Says ‘I don’t Know’ How to Fix Visa Overstays
Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke continued to raise eyebrows among his Democratic colleagues this week; telling the Washington Post he “doesn’t know” how to fix blatant visa violations.
“[A recent video] noted that most undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States in the past decade came not over the border but on visas that then expired,” writes the Post.
“So what should be done to address visa overstays?” asked the newspaper.
“I don’t know,” O’Rourke fired back.
So what should be done to address visa overstays?
— Caitlin Huey-Burns (@CHueyBurns) January 15, 2019
“That’s a problem when you’re like, ‘It will be a wall,’ or ‘It will be this,’ or ‘We can only do it with this,’” O’Rourke deflected. “The genius is we can nonviolently resolve our differences, though I won’t get to my version of perfect or I, working with you, will get to something better than what we have today . . . It’s rare that someone’s ever been able to impose their will unilaterally in this country. We don’t want that.”
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BLUE STATE REVOLT: Mass. Governor Cancels NATIONAL GUARD Deployment to Border
Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker rescinded his government’s deployment of National Guard troops to the US southern border Monday, saying his administration could no longer support the “inhumane treatment of children.”
The Governor’s decision comes hours after multiple news outlets slammed the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy towards illegal migrants crossing in the United States from Mexico.
“Governor Baker directed the National Guard not to send any assets or personnel to the Southwest border today because the federal government’s current actions are resulting in the inhumane treatment of children,” said the governor’s communications director.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions slammed the mainstream media’s reporting earlier Monday, saying the Trump administration “hates” separating children from their parents, but vowed to enforce pre-existing laws.
The President himself weighed-in on the issue this week, slamming “obstructionist Democrats” for preventing Congressional leaders from reaching a bipartisan agreement on immigration and border security.
It is the Democrats fault for being weak and ineffective with Boarder Security and Crime. Tell them to start thinking about the people devastated by Crime coming from illegal immigration. Change the laws!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2018