Arizona Migrant Surge: Overrun & Undermanned

Tom Handy
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Between Texas and Arizona, the surge of migrants seems to rotate between the two every few months. Now, Arizona is in the spotlight once again.

It has gotten so bad in Arizona, that U.S. Customs and Border Protection is cutting back on social media posts according to Border Patrol Chief John Modlin.  

Chief Modlin posted on X, formerly Twitter on November 26, that social media would take a backstage to get more personnel supporting the Arizona surge. 

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In August, the Tucson sector saw a large number of migrants enter the state under Governor Katie Hobbs. This past January, I wrote that Arizona could see a large number of migrants overwhelming the state that you can read here.   

Almost 12 months later, Arizona is seeing a large influx of illegal immigrants cross its border. 

Arizona Representative Juan Ciscomani said in a letter to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas according to Fox News:

"Tucson Sector is leading in encounters and our agents and officers are overrun and undermanned. The situation is far past a breaking point and those on the frontlines of this crisis are in need of immediate support."

In a statement, Ciscomani said according to Fox News:

"Our CBP agents and officers continue to be undermanned and overrun at every turn of the border crisis. The Biden administration must take action to fix this crisis of their own creation and the best way to start is by providing CBP with the support they deserve. By immediately deploying the National Guard in Arizona, we provide the men and women charged with securing our border the much-needed reinforcement to do their jobs.” 

What do you think about the migrant surge in Arizona?


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