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Large migrant groups continue crossing into Yuma

Yuma's Chief Patrol Officer says over 6,000 migrants were apprehended from September 3-10

YUMA, Ariz. (KECY, KYMA) - Late night and early morning crossings into the Yuma Sector continue non-stop.

In the first full week of September, Yuma's Chief Patrol Officer said over 6,000 were apprehended, coming from 40 different countries.

Ivan Romero crossed into the U.S. Friday morning, his first time ever in the country.

“I came here for an opportunity to work," Romero said.

Some migrants like the Torres brothers said getting to the border was easy.

They say they flew on a plane to Mexicali, then took an Uber to Los Algodones.

And walked into the United States with dreams for their future.

“I want to be a millionaire by the time I am 20,” Mauricio Torres said.

“There is a lot of corruption where we are from. We want to set up a better future for our next generations, thank god,” Estefano Torres said.

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey continues busing migrants to Washington D.C..

Texas Governor Greg Abbott is also busing migrants to D.C., as well as New York and Chicago.

Chicago’s governor signed a disaster declaration and mobilized the state National Guard to handle the over 500 migrants which have arrived in the city over two weeks.

Just half of the amount that walks into Yuma every day.

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