As the weather is still hot, the number of migrants crossing the southern border continues. Some arrive legally and process through the proper channels but others make their way illegally with the help of human smugglers.
Last week, Border Patrol in San Diego released migrants onto the streets according to a Fox News report. Now, the same is happening in Arizona.
Border Patrol Agents in Arizona are getting overwhelmed as their counterparts are in San Diego. The migrants are getting released onto Arizona streets in small towns of Nogales, Douglas, Bisbee, and Casa Grande according to Tucson.com.
Once the migrants arrive, they are transported to temporary shelters the Casa Alatis Shelter in Tucson or the Welcome Center in Phoenix.
Agents believe Mexican cartels are leading migrants to Arizona. Once they arrive on U.S. soil, U.S. citizens smuggle them.
Chief Border Patrol Agent John R. Modlin posted numerous incidents on his X formerly Twitter account. He highlights the work Border Patrol Agents have done as they capture human smugglers.
Modlin posted on September 19, that two U.S. teenagers, ages 15 and 17 were arrested for smuggling migrants.
Then on September 7, Chief Modlin posted two U.S. citizens were arrested for smuggling three migrants and two firearms.
On September 5, Border Patrol Agents stopped a vehicle and found illegal migrants in the back of the vehicle. The U.S. driver will face criminal charges for smuggling the migrants.
Border Patrol is doing its job, but Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs has requested more assistance from the Biden administration.
Coming into office, Hobbs said she would rely more on the Biden administration to help with the border crisis according to KTAR News.
What else can Arizona due about the illegal migrants crossing the border?