Yuma

COVID-19

Laboring to remain healthy: COVID-19 takes toll on Arizona farmworkers

The workers swing their machetes, chopping vegetables under the heat of a midmorning sun. When the migrant workers take a moment to swipe sweat from their masked faces, they can see the wall along the Mexican border, not a half-mile distant. But before long, they turn their attention back to a rainbow colored field of

Border crisis

Governor Ducey Travels To Yuma Border

Governor Doug Ducey and a delegation of state lawmakers today toured Arizona’s border in Yuma and received a briefing on the escalating humanitarian and security crisis from Border Patrol, local law enforcement and community leaders. The tour follows the Governor’s announcement yesterday to issue a Declaration of Emergency and deploy the Arizona National Guard to support law

Immigration

Arizona town calls state of emergency over migrant arrivals

A small town in Arizona has declared a state of emergency over migrant families being dropped there as a growing number of border communities grapple with how to get the new arrivals to shelters in bigger cities that can help them. The situation simmering in Gila Bend and other communities near Arizona’s border with Mexico

COVID-19

Heat, smoke, pandemic: Dangers multiply for farmworkers in 2020

The timing has been terrible for California farmworkers in 2020: wilting heat waves, wildfires spewing acrid smoke across the state and the persistent threat of COVID-19. This triple threat looms large over the lucrative fall harvest of grapes and almonds, which for some seasonal laborers is the busiest time of year, until November. Kent E.

State

An update on the border wall

President Trump traveled  Tuesday to Yuma, Arizona, where he met with Border Patrol officers and gave Americans an update on the border wall with Mexico. “This administration has basically funded us for 733 miles” of wall, Lieutenant General Todd Semonite of the Army Corps of Engineers said. “Forty-nine different projects are all going in the

State

Trump visits border for second time since June; Democrats blast visit

President Donald Trump was in Yuma Tuesday for the second time in as many months to inspect construction of the border wall that he said has “closed up the border,” reducing the flow of drugs and migrants. The visit came the same day that delegates to the Democratic National Convention were expected to formally nominate

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