Some residents of the border town of Yuma, Arizona, have hired armed security guards as the town has become overwhelmed with illegal immigrants.
Border Patrol’s Yuma sector has seen a 171 percent increase in migrant crossings between 2021 and 2022, according to Fox News. Nearly one million of the four million migrants who crossed the border came through Arizona.
“Two of these families down here actually had to hire private security guards — armed security guards — to keep people out of their yards,” a Yuma county supervisor, Jonathan Lines, told Fox News in an interview. “They were constantly having people come into their homes, into their yards, and they were not very respectful.”
The damage to the crops because of the illegal immigrants impacts the town’s food production, Lines continued.