Title 42 is ending. How the Yuma mayor is preparing the city for it

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Wednesday, May 10, 2023 - 11:19am

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With Title 42 set to expire Thursday, Arizona leaders are preparing to assist a greater number of migrants. Gov. Katie Hobbs announced a plan that includes providing shelter and transportation to those seeking asylum.

In a press conference with the governor on Monday, Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls said there is some uncertainty with how prepared the city will be to help migrants at the border, as the exact numbers are unknown.

Mayor Nicholls joined The Show to talk more about how the city of Yuma is preparing for the end of Title 42.

Douglas Nicholls
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Douglas Nicholls, mayor of Yuma.

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