YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich was just in Yuma for a border visit, speaking exclusively to News 11 about our ongoing border crisis and what it means for, not only Yuma county, but our nation.
In the month of April, there were over 27,000 migrant apprehensions in the Yuma Sector, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
And almost 2,000 of those were expelled under Title 42.
Title 42 expulsions are removals by the government of migrants who have recently been in a country where a contagious disease was present, for example COVID-19.
Last month, Brnovich's office led the coalition, arguing in federal court, to stop President Biden from ending Title 42, saying it was one of the last options to stop further illegal immigration.
“What the Biden administration has done is not fair to anyone. It’s not humane, it’s insane because they have incentivized and decriminalized people breaking the law and coming into our country illegally, and it’s overwhelming the system and it’s overwhelming Yuma,” said Brnovich.
Brnovich claims the Biden administration is endangering the Yuma community with criminals and cartels.
He says this should not be an issue of right versus left, it’s a fundamental issue of right versus wrong, adding that we are a land of immigrants, but the situation along the southern border is not fair for anyone.
“It”s not fair to people that are being exploited, coming into the country illegally, it’s not fair to the farmers that are being impacted by this, it’s not fair to people all over the country," said Brnovich.
The Attorney General says he keeps a close relationship with Yuma County Sheriff, Leon Wilmot, communicating with him about these issues, to help crack down on this and protect our community.