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Group of senators including Sinema and Kelly plan to visit Southwest border

WASHINGTON (KYMA, KECY) - Arizona Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly, along with senators from across the U.S. will visit El Paso, Texas, and Yuma, Arizona.

Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) James Lankford (R-Okla.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) will join the visit.

The border visit will show fellow senators the border crisis, security, humanitarian and economic challenges border communities face, says the press release.

The group will visit El Paso and Yuma on Monday, January 9, and Tuesday, January 10.

The bipartisan group of senators will meet with U.S. Border Patrol, Customs and Border Protection, non-profit leaders, local government leaders, and law enforcement, says the press release.

Arizona border communities shoulder the burden of Washington’s failure to solve our border and immigration crisis. I’m glad to lead a bipartisan group of my colleagues to visit the Southwest Border and I appreciate their commitment to learning and understanding the many diverse challenges facing our border communities. I believe by working together we can bridge divides, help find lasting solutions, and start solving the crisis at our border, said Senator Sinema, Chair of the Senate Border Management Subcommittee.

It’s been a priority of mine to make sure Washington understands the border crisis that is putting a strain on Arizona communities and law enforcement. I look forward to joining my colleagues on this important bipartisan visit that will better inform our ongoing work to fix our broken immigration system and ensure a secure, orderly, and humane border response,” said Senator Kelly.

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