PHOENIX (AP) - A group of nonprofit organizations met with immigration officials and U.S. Sen. Martha McSally on Monday to discuss response to the growing number of immigrant families who are dropped off in Arizona as government resources are maxed out.
The meeting was held in Phoenix and also included the Yuma mayor, who said last week he was coordinating with non-governmental organizations there after the Border Patrol announced it was now releasing families soon after arresting them.
McSally said the issue is at a crisis level and needs urgent response.
Brought together NGOs, Yuma & Tucson @CBP leadership, @ICEgov, & mayors for a discussion on how we all need to do better working together during this border security crisis. pic.twitter.com/iwbq0PBA9H— Martha McSally (@SenMcSallyAZ) April 1, 2019
Border crossings have skyrocketed. Border Patrol agents were projected to make 100,000 arrests and denials of entry at the southern border in March.