Arizona Border Town Declares One Of Trump's Border Security Measures As 'Inhuman'

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U.S. Border Patrol said on Friday its resources were being stretched thin by larger and larger groups of Central American families left by smugglers in remote locations along the U.S. Mexico border.

Mayor Arturo Garino, the mayor of Nogales, Arizona, told the Arizona Daily Star that the shooting occurred after the driver refused to stop and tried to run over the CBP officer.

The CBP statement said the vehicle stopped just a few yards into Mexico.

"Placing coiled concertina wire strands on the ground is typically only found in a war, battlefield, or prison setting, and not in an urban setting", the city council's resolution reads.

The resolution demands the Trump administration remove the razor wire, but if the they fail to do so, then the city council of Nogales will file a lawsuit against the government for its removal.

Officers referred the driver of a Ford sedan, later identified as a 29-year-old Mexican male for additional inspection as he attempted to enter the US early Thursday morning.

The Wednesday declaration comes days after it was announced that the Military will continue installing contra wire along the United States-Mexico border.

After shots were fired, CBP says the auto continued to roll across the border when Mexican authorities gave the man first aid.

CBP said it would release more information later Friday, but additional details had not been released by mid-afternoon.

Nogales, a city of about 20,000 people, is largely reliant on Mexican shoppers and cross-border trade. The AP reports illegal crossings in that area have dropped steeply in recent years.

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