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Thu Mar 25, 2021, 03:53 PM

News - Arizona town calls state of emergency over migrant arrivals

PHOENIX (AP) — A small town in Arizona has declared a state of emergency over migrant families being dropped there as a growing number of border communities grapple with how to get the new arrivals to shelters in bigger cities that can help them.

The situation simmering in Gila Bend and other communities near Arizona’s border with Mexico comes as much larger groups of asylum seekers and unaccompanied minors show up at bigger cities in Texas and California that have shelters where they can stay until they can travel to relatives or sponsors in the U.S.

Officials in Yuma and Tucson have said in recent days that U.S. authorities have told them that large tent-like facilities designed to help deal with the influx of new arrivals will be erected in their cities and are expected to be operating by mid-April.


I live outside of Tucson and I haven't heard any of this. Gila Bend is in the LD in which I am running and the last time I checked a map, Gila Bend was 80 miles from the border, so it isn't really NEAR the border. Tucson is closer at 60 miles. Bisbee is closer at 10 miles. Sasabe, Nogales, Douglas, and Agua Prieta are ON the border.

Map of the distance between Lukeville and Gila Bend

Again, way to push a narrative, Corporate Media.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Thu Mar 25, 2021, 04:28 PM

1. Gila bend is about as close to the border as casa grande

I dont know what the solution is, Mexico, Honduras, el salvador and Nicaragua are all failed states, honestly how is this our problem?

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Response to Mosby (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 25, 2021, 04:43 PM

2. It's on the same interstate, but my point is bigger places closer to the border

haven't done this.

Pandering to xenophobia is wrong, and the mayor is doing that.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 25, 2021, 06:06 PM

4. it is our problem because we contributed to the failures there

things that happen in our hemisphere are going to affect all of us. just a fact of geography, much less the economic and political facts.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 25, 2021, 06:21 PM

8. we should do what we can to help, yes

and absolutely so if we contributed to the failure

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Response to Kali (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 25, 2021, 07:03 PM

10. I think we have a lot of baggage re central america

Hopefully the Biden admin will work out a humane immigration policy that will help all the asylum-seekers.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 25, 2021, 07:21 PM

12. one of the prices to pay for living in a prosperous place with opportunity

is that others want to have the same chances.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Thu Mar 25, 2021, 06:04 PM

3. I think it is because border patrol is dropping off migrants instead of bringing them to Tucson

for processing. I heard a snippet of something on NPR the other day, BP claiming they don't have the funds to transport that far.

they are full of shit, you don't want to get me started on my BP stories.

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Response to Kali (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 25, 2021, 06:54 PM

9. I teach on the Tohono o'Odham nation. They've accused my students, who are all Native,

of being migrants because they have Spanish last names and, from inference, don't look white.

The Border Patrol's sole purpose is enforce racism and use profiling to do it.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 25, 2021, 07:14 PM

11. hell we drive beaters and they profile us

I used to get followed around all the time. (I'm a middle aged white woman) after I pulled a "Karen" on them a few times they figured out who I am and word got out to leave me the F alone. not may favorite govt agency.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Thu Mar 25, 2021, 06:13 PM

6. Gila Bend has been in a state of emergency for decades.

I feel sorry for any migrant who has to spend one minute there.
Population: between 1800 and 2000.

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