Chris Riggs, the mayor of Gila Bend, Arizona, a border city, declared a state of emergency due to the neverending flow of illegal migrants bused to his town.
In an interview with Fox Business, Riggs said he doesn’t have the infrastructure in place to handle the immigration crisis during the pandemic.
He said, “Border Patrol let us know that they were going to be dropping migrants that had been detained for 72 hours in our town, which we really didn’t understand because we have nothing here. We have no charity organizations that can help, no non-governmental organizations that a lot of the larger cities and towns do have to assist these people.”
According to Riggs, there aren’t any tier of government entities that assist with their situation.
He claimed two busloads of migrants a week for a year would cost $600,000 to test them.
Additionally, he said violent crimes rose due to the influx, and an average of 20 migrants walk into town every day.