January 11, 2019

Yuma Sector Sees Influx in Families Crossing Illegally

We also hear from asylum seekers camped outside the port of entry in San Luis, Mexico.

As the partial government shutdown stretched into its third week, Arizona 360 offered a closer look at the issue at the center of the stalemate on Capitol Hill: border security and immigration. A few days before the shutdown began, Lorraine Rivera traveled to San Luis, Arizona, and witnessed families from Central America crossing the border illegally to seek asylum, as well as asylum seekers who set up camps just outside the port of entry in San Luis, Mexico, to make formal requests with Customs and Border Protection.

Arizona 360
Arizona 360 airs Fridays at 8:30 p.m. on PBS 6 and Saturdays at 8 p.m. on PBS 6 PLUS. See more from Arizona 360.
By posting comments, you agree to our
AZPM encourages comments, but comments that contain profanity, unrelated information, threats, libel, defamatory statements, obscenities, pornography or that violate the law are not allowed. Comments that promote commercial products or services are not allowed. Comments in violation of this policy will be removed. Continued posting of comments that violate this policy will result in the commenter being banned from the site.

By submitting your comments, you hereby give AZPM the right to post your comments and potentially use them in any other form of media operated by this institution.
Arizona Public Media broadcast stations are licensed to the Arizona Board of Regents. Arizona Public Media and AZPM are registered trademarks of the Arizona Board of Regents.
The University of Arizona