Why there’s an increase in migrants crossing the border near Yuma

The Yuma sector has seen a significant increase in migrants in 2021. Unlike other years, migrants of different nationalities, who are not from Mexico or Latin America, are crossing the border.

Samantha Byrd(she/her)
News Reporter, Phoenix

Samantha Byrd expects to graduate in December 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and a minor in fashion. Byrd, who has been a production assistant for Jerusalem Media Group and interned at KYMA, is working in the Phoenix News Bureau.

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