An influx of asylum seekers traveling through Yuma

Reports of buses transporting migrants to Tucson and Phoenix – Arlette Yousif reports from News 11

YUMA, Arizona (KYMA, KECY) – As new immigration protocols go into effect, Yuma officials say they are seeing large numbers of migrants across the county.

Jonathan Lines, Yuma County Board Member, said he saw groups of families carrying as much luggage as possible just yesterday while they waited for buses to pick them up. He says they all wore their masks.

One of the many problems allowing asylum seekers to enter the United States is an increase in the spread of coronavirus. Although it was mentioned earlier that migrants will be tested for the virus during processing, both Lines and National Boarder Patrol Council Vice President Art Del Cueto say the migrants will not be tested for COVID.

Del Cueto says only those who show symptoms will be tested. This does not apply to migrants who do not go through proper asylum processing channels.

On Friday in the early issue of News 11, Arlette Yousif brings us more from an animal shelter that houses some migrants.

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