ICYMI: Following Two Day Tour of Arizona Border Region, Sinema & Lankford Focus on Solutions

May 30, 2023

NOGALES – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema, Chair of the Border Management Subcommittee, and Ranking Member James Lankford (R-Okla.) held a press conference near the DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales, to discuss their trip to the U.S.-Mexico border following the end of Title 42. 
The Senators participated in a series of locally-led roundtable discussions and tours with the United States Border Patrol, Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations, Immigration and Customs Enforcement – Enforcement and Removal Operations, non-profits, and other local leaders to address their most important concerns and identify real, lasting solutions to secure the border, protect Arizona families and communities, and ensure migrants are treated fairly and humanely.

Sinema and Lankford’s trip to Tucson and Nogales is the latest in a series of visits to the border. In January, Sinema led the largest bipartisan delegation in recent memory of U.S. Senators to the Southwest border in El Paso, Texas, and Yuma, Arizona, to see firsthand the ongoing humanitarian and security crisis that Arizona border communities experience every day. Last month, Sinema led a bipartisan and bicameral Congressional delegation to the Southwest border near Naco to continue focusing on lasting bipartisan solutions to the border crisis.

Click HERE to watch the Senators’ press conference.