Yuma, Arizona mayor sounds alarm on migrant surge: 'The number is staggering'

“We know it’s been extremely busy this last year in comparison to the previous couple of years, so while the number is staggering, it’s not that surprising given what we’ve been dealing with here throughout the region,” Mayor Douglas Nicholls told “Fox & Friends.”

YUMA LAW ENFORCEMENT OVERWHELMED BY ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION: ‘ABSOLUTE CHAOS’

Yuma law enforcement officials describe themselves as overwhelmed after a surge of illegal immigrants passed through one border city. Last week, more than 6,000 people crossed through Yuma.

Hundreds of illegal immigrants are crossing through a gap in the unfinished border wall in Yuma each day.

The sheriff’s office, the Arizona National Guard and families in Yuma are all concerned about the unprecedented number of people crossing illegally.

Since October of this year, Customs and Border Protection reported close to 22,000 encounters in the Yuma Sector.

That’s a 2,647% increase from this time last year. One law enforcement official in the area described the situation as “absolute chaos.”

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Dennis Cook lives within walking distance of the unfinished border wall in Yuma, Arizona. He sees illegal border crossings every day. (Ashley Soriano/Fox News)

Dennis Cook lives within walking distance of the unfinished border wall in Yuma, Arizona. He sees illegal border crossings every day. (Ashley Soriano/Fox News)

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