Federal Government Is Accused of Leaving Migrants in Border Towns
Of people that US authorities air taking into custody at the southern border is on pace to set records. Most people are being sent back to Mexico. But there are exceptions. NPR's Kirk Siegler reports from rural Arizona, where there is a big controversy over whether the federal government is just dropping migrants off. From Tucson, Dr West 100 miles across the remote, mountainous and hot Sonoran Desert, just north of Mexico, and Highway 86 starts getting rougher and narrower as you get close to the old mining town of Ah ho, Arizona. Behind the Ah Hope Plaza and its ornate Spanish colonial buildings to white U. S. Border Patrol vans pull into a dusty allergy. Agents Hop out slide. Open the doors and families with Children pile out. One woman, limp says she picks up her suitcase and a plastic bag with bed sheets. This one woman I'm watching right now looks very tired, very stress. Volunteers, then usher them inside a small gym. They've converted to an improvised shelter for their handed water and told where they are Most of no idea. I've just been released from detention. Have another baby. That's what she said. He moved us. Welcome Our explains the first need a covert tests, which the U. S government isn't doing less migrant show symptoms. The families, most of whom looked middle class, sit down and wait. Exhausted.