Sinema & Yuma Mayor Discuss Title 42

May 13, 2022

Senator highlighted her support for Yuma as the Administration seeks to end Title 42 and key projects the Senator continues to secure for Yuma

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema met with Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls to discuss the immigration issues facing Yuma and her continued calls to the administration not to end Title 42 until the implementation of a comprehensive plan is complete.
“Arizona communities like Yuma continue to pay the price for the federal government’s failures at the border, and I appreciate Mayor Nicholls’ partnership in holding the Administration accountable to keep Arizona communities safe and secure, while ensuring migrants are treated fairly and humanely,” said Sinema.
Sinema also highlighted key projects she has secured for Yuma, such as supporting Yuma’s RAISE grant application last year for the Multimodal Transportation Center – a success for the community that will help the historic downtown’s revitalization effort with the development of Hotel del Sol – and ensuring the necessary investments for Multiversity to improve educational facilities for Yuma students and their access to good education. Sinema assured the Mayor she and her team will continue advocating for investment opportunities for the Yuma community.
Last week, in two Senate Homeland Security Committee hearings – one with the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and another with DHS officials – Sinema reiterated her concerns on suspending Title 42 without a comprehensive plan, underscoring how border communities continually pay the price for the federal government’s failures on the border.