WASHINGTON – Arizona Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly called on the administration to help address the crisis at the southern border by reimbursing the state of Arizona for the deployment of National Guardsmen to Arizona’s border supporting logistics and security efforts.
 
“There is a crisis at the southern border… As such, we request you reimburse the state of Arizona for the deployment the Governor announced yesterday to support border security and continue to increase DHS personnel who can further assist with the processing of migrants, securing the border, and executing important security missions. We stand ready to work with you to support our border communities, secure the border, prevent the spread of COVID-19, and treat all migrants and unaccompanied children fairy and humanely,” wrote the Senators.
 
Sinema and Kelly are working directly with federal agencies and leaders in Arizona to ensure the administration takes meaningful steps to support Arizona’s border communities and NGOs, secure the border, prevent the spread of COVID-19, and treat all migrants and unaccompanied children fairly and humanely. Sinema and Kelly are partnering to ensure the Department of Homeland Security has plans and procedures to support our border communities and protect migrants. Sinema and Kelly also worked to include $110 million in funding in the American Rescue Package that is now law for border communities and non-profits stepping up to help solve the migrant crisis. The resources will directly help border communities address the situation at the border, including to stop the spread of COVID-19, protect Arizonans, and ensure migrants are treated fairly and humanely.
 
Read Sinema and Kelly’s full letter HERE.
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