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CBP Announces Opening of Temporary Processing Facility in Yuma, Arizona

Release Date: 
April 21, 2021
Yuma Temporary Processing Facility
Yuma Sector - Temporary Processing Facility

YUMA, Arizona — U.S. Customs and Border Protection today announced the opening of a soft-sided facility in Yuma, Arizona. The facility’s primary purpose is to safely and expeditiously process individuals in U.S. Border Patrol custody.

The facility will be weatherproof, climate-controlled, and is expected to provide ample areas for eating, sleeping, and personal hygiene.  The new facility’s design is similar to that of recently constructed soft-sided facilities.  The 90,000 square foot facility sits on five acres of the Yuma Sector Facility.  The temporary facility will provide additional processing capacity for Border Patrol’s Yuma Sector.

Since April 2020, CBP has seen a steady increase in border encounters from the Western Hemisphere due in part to worsening economic conditions brought on by the COVID 19 pandemic and natural disasters affecting the area.

For and photographs and video of the Yuma Processing Facility, please see: DVIDS Link and FLIKR Link.

DIVIDS “Processing Centers” feature page.

 

Last modified: 
April 21, 2021