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How Arizona's Southwest Border Situation Differs From The Crisis In Texas

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 12:15pm
Updated: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 12:54pm

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Unaccompanied children in the custody of the U.S. Border Patro
Jaime Rodriguez Sr./U.S. Customs and Border Patrol
Unaccompanied children in the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol in Texas on March 17, 2021.

The story of what’s happening on the U.S.-Mexico border is being painted with a single brush. We are being flooded with migrants, many of them young people — children — seeking asylum on their own. But Curt Prendergast looked at the data and found there’s more than one story here.

While that narrative might be true in the Rio Grande sector of the border in Texas, in Arizona, in the Tucson and Yuma sectors, things are different.

Curt Prendergast is an immigration reporter with the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson, and The Show spoke with him to find out how things are looking at the border.

A temporary processing facility
Jerry Glaser/U.S. Customs and Border Protection
A temporary processing facility to process noncitizen individuals, noncitizen families and noncitizen unaccompanied children has been completed in Tucson on April 27, 2021.

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