Arizona Gov. Says Border is Worst Crisis Facing State in 21 Years

Arizona’s border is getting overrun with illegal immigrants, just like the Texas border, despite the lack of media attention on the former, according to the state’s governor.

Governor Doug Ducey (R-AZ) told The Washington Examiner in an interview published last week that his state’s border is “just as out of control.” In Arizona’s Yuma region, Border Patrol encounters with suspected illegal immigrants have increased over 1,000% year-over-year.

“What’s already happening in Yuma is reflective of what’s happening on the Texas border,” Ducey said. “Arizona is a border state. We faced this before, but we’ve never faced a crisis this large in 21 years.”

An illegal immigrant population nearly equal to the population of Yuma has illegally crossed the border since the start of the 2021 fiscal year in October 2020 through August. Yuma, which has about 96,000 residents, is currently experiencing a daily rush over about 1,000 illegal immigrants, according to The Washington Examiner.

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