Gila bend a town near arizona’s border with mexico has a population of only 2 000 people mayor chris riggs told fox news that he’s placing the blame on the biden administration for transporting migrants on buses to his town, noting that, particularly due to the ongoing pandemic, they Don’T have the necessary resources to take care of the influx quote border patrol. Let us know that they were going to be dropping off migrants that had been detained for 72 hours in our town, which we really didn’t understand, because we have nothing here. We have no charity organizations that can help no non governmental organizations that a lot of the larger cities and towns do have to assist these people. Close quote riggs, told fox. He went on to explain that they have not received any federal or state assistance and that the migrants being dropped off in his town. Can’T get food lodging or virus testing. The mayor told the news outlet that crime has gone up in gila bend recently with about 20 border crossers coming into the town on foot. Almost daily rig said that the cost for virus testing of two busloads of people a week would cost around six hundred thousand dollars over a year. Last week, the national sheriff’s association said that up to 50 percent of border crossers are testing positive for the virus. Earlier this month, arizona took legal action to block new federal immigration regulations, saying that these would cause negative consequences for the state.
The new rules would limit the capability of ice to detain some immigrants unless they pose a threat to national security entered through the border after november first or committed aggravated felonies. The biden administration says that the rules don’t impair arresting or deporting people, but the officers in the field would need to request permission from their superiors to arrest people outside of the aforementioned cases. Federal agents apprehended more than 100 000 border crossers in february the highest figure for february, since 2006. crossings this year are on track to hit a two decade high and a record 15 500 unaccompanied minors are currently being held in customs and border protection facilities, the same Facilities vocally condemned by biden during the trump years biden has been slammed for creating a national disaster and allowing a mass incursion into the country. Some democrats have pressed president biden to end the detention of migrants in deplorable conditions under pressure from both sides. Bussing migrants to towns like gila bend is apparently a quick fix solution to alleviate pressure at the border quote. If asked about the poorest policy choice i’ve ever seen in government, this would be a strong contender blindly. Releasing thousands of people, including convicted criminals and those who may be spreading the virus into our state, is both unconscionable and a violation of federal law. This must be stopped now to avoid a dangerous humanitarian crisis for the immigrants and the people of arizona. Close quote said: arizona attorney general mark bronovich.