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Arizona Voters’ Agenda: Building a wall is not a priority

Survey says Arizonans has other priorities that don't include building a wall

PHOENIX (KYMA, KECY) - With topics such as border security and immigration being focused on for General Elections, the Arizona Voters' Agenda revealed that state voters did not prioritize building a wall on the border of Mexico.

Center for the Future of Arizona (CFA) released survey data saying Arizona voters want a "functioning border for commerce and immigration" to strengthen the economy.

“There's a dominant yet misleading narrative around political division and partisanship regarding immigration. But the fact is that most Arizonans agree on many key priorities on this topic, even though some would have us believe otherwise,” said Dr. Sybil Francis, President & CEO of CFA. “Our research shows that voters hold a highly nuanced understanding of the relationship between immigration, a healthy trade ecosystem, and the future prosperity of our state.”

The Arizona Voters’ Agenda survey included a large variety of issues and topics, though several were not considered priorities such as “completing the wall on the border between the United States and Mexico."

“Voters just don’t see building a wall as the solution. They want a comprehensive approach to achieving border security and economic success that includes immigration reform and creating a functioning border for commerce. Polarizing rhetoric and scare tactics will not cut it with this general electorate. They want to see progress on immigration reform and have been asking elected leaders for this for far too long,” concluded Dr. Francis.

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