/ Modified apr 23, 2021 2:49 p.m.

Cochise County sheriff says office has lost “manageable control” of border

Plus, a former hotel in Benson is now a temporary shelter for unaccompanied minors seeking asylum.

Arizona’s National Guard will deploy to the border as part of Gov. Doug Ducey’s emergency declaration along the state’s border counties. Sheriffs in these counties are split on the need for the deployment. Tony Paniagua traveled to Cochise County where he spoke to Sheriff Mark Dannels about his support for the declaration as well as his concerns about increased smuggling along his county’s 83-mile border with Mexico. Paniagua also learned more about a former hotel in the city of Benson that is being used to temporarily house unaccompanied minors apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol. He spoke to Mark Contento, president of VisionQuest, the company operating the shelter.

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