Senator stressed to Democratic and Republican Senate appropriations leaders that robust funding is needed to support a secure, orderly, and humane process to protect Arizona communities during the border crisis
WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema urged Democratic and Republican Senate appropriations leaders to include robust funding that improves Arizona’s border security in the end-of-year government funding bill.
“As Title 42 soon ends, Congress must step up and provide robust investments to strengthen and improve our border security in the annual bipartisan government funding bill. With proper funding, we can help ensure border officials and communities have the resources necessary to manage this crisis,” said Sinema, Chair of the Senate Border Management Subcommittee.
Without the necessary support, the border crisis is expected to significantly worsen – increasing the burden on border communities and putting the lives of migrants in danger. Sinema urged that Congress must deliver with robust investments, especially as Title 42 ends and forces U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and border communities to manage this crisis with limited resources.
In November, Sinema wrote to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security detailing her concerns with the Administration’s current preparations for the end of Title 42 and asking for answers on how the Administration plans to ensure operational control of the border and the fair and humane treatment for migrants once Title 42 ends.
Click HERE to read Sinema’s letter to Democratic and Republican Senate appropriations leaders.