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News Channel 3 takes an in-depth look at the migrant influx

The issues along the U.S./Mexico Border have intensified, amid record encounters with migrants seeking asylum. Peter Daut takes an in-depth look at what this means for the Coachella Valley, and what's being done in response to the migrant influx.

Daut traveled to the California Border city of Calexico, which recently declared a state of emergency in response to the ongoing crisis. He also spoke with Valley lawmakers who said the immigration system needs to change.

"We want the legislature to understand we need their help," Calexico's mayor said. It's become increasingly common in the city to see dozens of migrants seeking asylum suddenly released from federal U.S. Border custody and onto the downtown streets.

Daut discovered the same thing is happening throughout Southern California, including Riverside County and Indio. The migrants are from all over the world, with many in need of food, transportation and shelter-- with little guidance on what to do.

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