A major border city is nearing collapse following a surge of migrants crossing over from Mexico, according to officials.
Yuma, Arizona's County Supervisor Jonathan Lines shared his concerns in an interview with Fox News over the latest developments.
A major border city is on the brink of collapse because of Biden's immigration policies, local official says https://t.co/sFF0OLWEcr
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"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," Lines said.
"And they're coming because they said that Biden told them to come, that we have an open border," he added.
"It will only get worse with Biden's policies," Lines said. "He needs to reassess."
The border city of Yuma, Arizona, is nearing the point of collapse as wave after wave of migrants overload hospitals and food banks and threaten food security.https://t.co/HAnYdwofql
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"Since the start of the Biden administration, around 5 million migrants have crossed over into the US from Mexico, overwhelming many of the communities along the southern border," the Post Millennial reported.
"The city of El Paso, Texas, declared a state of emergency last month due to thousands of migrants crossing into the community every day and overwhelming services," it added.
President Joe Biden recently visited El Paso but did not make any major announcements that are expected to help curb the crisis.
Yuma's officials said they have invited the president to visit on several occasions but have received no answers to address the growing need in their city.
The latest figures in December recorded over 250,000 migrant crossings, a record high, showing there is no slowing in the number of people entering the nation under Biden's current policies.
Source: Fox News