Sinema, Reps. Vargas and Peters, Tour San Ysidro Port of Entry, Border and Local Nonprofit Assisting Migrants

Jul 7, 2021

The Senator and Congressmen heard firsthand the challenges facing Customs and Border Protection and nonprofit organizations assisting migrants 

SAN DIEGO – Arizona senior Senator and Chair of the of the Senate’s Border Management Subcommittee Kyrsten Sinema, and California Congressmen Juan Vargas (CA-51) and Scott Peters (CA-52), toured the San Ysidro Port of Entry and visited Jewish Family Service – a non-governmental organization assisting migrants released by the Department of Homeland Security. The Senator and Congressmen heard from Customs and Border Protection officials about the challenges at the port and along California’s border and discussed Jewish Family Service’s role providing assistance to migrants.
Sinema’s visit followed visits to border regions in Arizona and Texas, and helps inform her role as Chair of the Senate’s Border Management Subcommittee from which she is working to secure the border, support border communities, and treat all migrants and unaccompanied children fairly and humanely.
“Our tour and discussions allowed us to see firsthand the unique challenges in this border region and the need for meaningful steps from the federal government to secure the border. We’re working across party lines to ensure our border communities get critical support, and all migrants are treated fairly and humanely,” said Sinema, Chair of the Senate Border Management Subcommittee.
Sinema recently toured Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities and the non-governmental organization Casa Alitas in Tucson with Republican Senator John Cornyn. The Senators also toured Customs and Border Protection (CBP) soft sided McAllan facility and the Health & Human Services Department’s Delphi facility in Texas. Sinema’s visits help inform the full scope of the border, including official CBP operations, ports of entry, and nongovernmental organizations across Arizona, Texas, and California.
Sinema and Cornyn recently introduced the Bipartisan Border Solutions Act. Their bill improves the federal government’s response to the border crisis, reduces the impact on local border communities, and ensures migrants are treated fairly and humanely.