Sinema Questions Acting Homeland Secretary on Assisting Arizona with the Migrant Crisis

May 23, 2019

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema today questioned Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan at a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing on how he can improve efforts to work with Arizona communities and NGO’s to keep Arizona communities secure and help solve the migrant crisis along our nation’s southern border. 
“I am working with local leaders in Arizona, my colleagues in Congress, and the Administration to increase security, stop the flow of migrants to our southern border, and ensure fair and humane treatment of migrants who do come. We must work together to find and develop bipartisan and commonsense solutions,” said Sinema.
Last month, Sinema toured the Southern Border to hear directly from people on the ground about the critical migrant situation. Sinema also held a roundtable with key NGOs, Customs and Border Protection, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement leaders to identify solutions to the migrant crisis in Arizona. The group specifically identified issues facing Arizona communities and providers which Sinema has raised with DHS, HHS, and White House officials. Sinema continues to work closely with local officials, NGOs, and federal agencies as they develop and deploy resources to assist Arizona communities.