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National security experts and political candidates visit Yuma border

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - National security experts and political candidates made a stop in Yuma to visit the border wall this weekend.

The stop was part of a two-day visit where Republican politicians met with local officials and law enforcement to discuss the local impact of the border crisis.

Saturday’s tour began with a community roundtable discussion at Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC) with Sheriff Leon Wilmot, Mayor Doug Nichols and other local officials.

Those visiting Yuma included the following:

  • Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA)
  • Hon. Chad Wolf
  • Hon. Linda McMahon
  • Former Spokesperson for the U.S. State Department Morgan Ortagus
  • Nevada Senate Candidate Sam Brown
  • Arizona Senate Candidate Mark Lamb
  • Virginia Senate Candidate Hung Cao
  • Alison Esposito (NY-18)
  • Yvette Herrell (NM-02)
  • Kevin Lincoln (CA-09)
  • Rob Mercuri (PA-17)
  • Joe McGraw (IL-17)
  • Prasanth Reddy (KS-03)
  • Craig Riedel (OH-09)
  • Joe Teirab (MN-02)

Nationwide, a much different story with a record 269,000 illegal crossings along the Southern Border in September, bringing the total for the year to nearly 2.5 million.

The tour was lead by a non-profit called Polaris National Security that was founded by Ortagus.

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