This year there’s been an uptick in migration from Central American countries, mostly Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, to the United States. Processing the influx of people arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border is complicated. So how is Arizona, a border state, managing?

In this week's episode of The Gaggle, a politics podcast from The Arizona Republic and, hosts Yvonne Wingett Sanchez and Ron Hansen chat with Rep. Greg Stanton about his trip to a migrant housing facility in Texas and what lessons he could apply to a potential new holding facility for migrant children in the Phoenix area. 

Plus, reporter Jeanette Hinkle discusses the new, first-of-its-kind migrant housing facility opening in Phoenix run by nongovernmental organizations out of a shuttered public-school building. 

In this episode you'll hear:

  • Rep. Greg Stanton talk about his trip to theU.S. Customs and Border Protection facility in Clint, Texas, and what he learned.
  • Reporter Jeanette Hinkle explain how nongovernmental organizations are opening a facility for migrants in a shuttered public school building in Phoenix.
  • Information about a new CBP facility that might open in Phoenix.
  • The best way to listen is to subscribe to The Gaggle on your favorite podcast app, but you can also stream the full episode below.