Sinema, Jewish Latino Teen Coalition of Southern Arizona Discuss Immigration Reforms

May 3, 2023

Tucson high school students and Senator Sinema discussed the need for lasting, real solutions to immigration policy

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema met with the Jewish Latino Teen Coalition of Southern Arizona – a student group focused on advancing shared goals between Tucson’s Jewish and Latino communities – to discuss solutions to the broken immigration system facing Arizona. 
“Students and families in southern Arizona experience the effects of America’s broken immigration policy every day. I appreciate the Jewish Latino Teen Coalition for identifying solutions to ensure a fair and humane immigration system,” said Sinema, Chair of the Border Management Subcommittee. 
The students presented Sinema with a policy plan they created to reform the broken immigration system. The Senator detailed the bipartisan proposal she crafted at the end of last year with Republican Senator Thom Tillis (N.C.) – which would establish a pathway for legal citizenship for roughly 2 million Dreamers who were brought to this country when they were children through no fault of their own; fuel investments in Border Patrol Agents and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations Officers; provide control of the border through increased enforcement, technology, resources, and more; modernize the asylum system; and reform the employment visa system to ensure our nation’s global competitiveness.
The Jewish Latino Teen Coalition of Southern Arizona is composed of high school sophomores and juniors from Tucson, and encourages the students to engage in cultural awareness, political advocacy and youth leadership. The goal of the coalition is to build bridges between Southern Arizona’s Latino and Jewish communities.