After a surge, Border Patrol is releasing migrants on Arizona streets without telling aid groups

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 10:58am
Updated: Wednesday, September 27, 2023 - 8:08am

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Border wall east of Douglas, Arizona
Jerry Glaser/U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The border wall east of Douglas, Arizona, on Dec. 14, 2020

Last week, the surge in migrants at our southern border hit a breaking point for some border communities.

The migrant-aid system was overwhelmed and Border Patrol began releasing people onto the streets. It’s a last resort in the region and one that can leave asylum seekers and families at risk.

The Show spoke to Emily Bregel, border reporter for the Arizona Daily Star, for more on what's happening at the border.

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