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Yuma Mayor: Release Of Undocumented Migrants Is National Issue, So Need National Solutions, Not Just Yuma Ones

Douglas Nicholls
Matthew Casey/KJZZ
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Douglas Nicholls, mayor of Yuma.

Cities and towns in the Yuma area are asking for help, as the federal government has been releasing undocumented migrants into communities there. The area has dealt with this kind of situation before, most notably in 2019, but this time, there’s the added issue of the pandemic to consider.

The Show spoke with Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls for more about the current situation in Yuma.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.