Sinema Hosts Roundtable to Identify Solutions for Migrant Crisis in Arizona

Apr 29, 2019

Sinema gathered frontline NGOs and immigration and border security agencies to develop specific solutions

PHOENIX – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema hosted a roundtable discussion identifying improvements to address the Arizona migrant crisis with key Arizona non-governmental organizations and leaders from Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
“We gathered frontline leaders to discuss specific ways we can work together to keep Arizonans safe, secure the border, and treat migrants fairly and humanely,” said Sinema, member of the Homeland Security Committee.
Sinema is working to increase coordination and communication between DHS officials and non-governmental organizations to help address the influx of migrants. Specifically, the group identified transportation solutions that will help alleviate the stress on Arizona communities.
Recently, Sinema toured the Southern Border and met with CBP officials to discuss the challenges they face and ways Congress can secure the border, keep Arizona families safe, and quickly process migrants seeking asylum.
Sinema has also called attention to the serious security, economic, and humanitarian consequences the critical situation at the Southern Border has for Arizona. Sinema wrote to the CBP expressing concern over their decision to remove officers from Arizona’s ports of entry. She has additionally written to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security calling for additional resources and support to be sent to the Arizona border.