Yuma Mayor Addresses Unexpected Release Of Immigrant Families
This week, during a U.S. Senate Committee hearing on “Threats to the Homeland,” newly appointed Sen. Jon Kyl spent most of his allotted time asking Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen about the department’s plans for Yuma, Arizona.
That’s where, just this week, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement began releasing undocumented immigrant family units into the care of churches without formal reviews. ICE says they have run out of detention space and time. According to the Flores Settlement, the government can only hold children in detention for 20 days.
Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls joined The Show to talk about the situation.