YUMA, AZ (KYMA, KECY) – Yuma Mayor Douglas Nichols speaks at the end of Title 42 during a live interview with KPHO’s anchor.
“Last month we were going from about 300 people a day to maybe… today we are going to 1,200 people, maybe about 1,200 people. So this is what we’re seeing here this morning at the border in the Yuma area. It’s a concern,” Nichols said.
During the interview, Nichols touched on the city’s plans after Title 42 ends.
“We are preparing by advocating. We did the same thing with our federal partners and frankly the size and duration of this is unknown and it’s very difficult to plan anything with those kind of parameters Therefore, we are considering options by making adjustments locally.
County Superintendent Jonathan Lines also shared the county’s plans after Title 42 ends.
“We conducted a series of exercises with state, local and federal officials to determine the best course of action. It’s hard… you don’t. How many people actually show up, how quickly they move out of the community and onto transit in densely populated areas like San Diego or Phoenix where transportation is plentiful See if you can.The ground in Yuma, Arizona is running out of transportation. AZDEMA has stepped up and is working with Governor Hobbes to ease some of the pressure they are feeling in these small rural communities I am grateful for what you have done for me.