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Sen. Lindsey Graham tours border south of Yuma

South Carolina senator expresses concerns and desires for bipartisan solution

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - Sen. Lindsey Graham, (R, S.C.), traveled to Yuma Monday to get a first-hand look at the situation along the southern border.

Sen. Graham, (R-S.C.), addresses media along the border near San Luis

Sen. Graham expressed concerns after the tour, saying what he saw upset him. He said he saw little that would deter terrorists from entering the country through unsecured portions of the border.

Graham said he believes the wall should be completed. He also said he thinks asylum seekers should be returned to their country of origin. The senator said he believes many immigrants who don't deserve asylum are abusing the system.

Sen. Graham also said he's willing to work with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to come up with meaningful immigration reform.

The senator will further discuss the area's border crisis at a meeting at Yuma City Hall Monday afternoon. Stay with for continuing coverage of the senator's visit.

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Lisa Sturgis returned to KYMA as its Digital Content Director in September of 2019, but she and her family have a long history in the Desert Southwest. Her grandmother first moved to Yuma in the late 1940’s, and Lisa got her first job in TV news at KYMA in 1987.

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