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District 4 Candidate David Brill Meets with Yuma Growers

Dr. David Brill visits the KAWC studios August 3, 2018. Dr. Brill is one of three Democrats seeking to unseat Congressman Paul Gosar.

Dr. David Brill is one of three Democrats looking to unseat four-term Congressman Paul Gosar in Arizona's 4th Congressional Disgtrict. Brill sat down with growers and small business owners on his recent pass through Yuma.

Dr. Brill says meeting with growers in the region has taught him a lot, mostly about the need for immigration reform when it comes to worker visas.  He says farmers and small businesses need a workable and reliable way to allow migrant workers to travel back and forth across the U.S.-Mexico border. 

"What I've learned from the growers is that they absolutely need commuter visas - lots of them!" - Dr. David Brill

“What I’ve learned from the growers is that they absolutely need commuter visas, lots of them,” says Brill.  “So that people can cross the border every day and go back home to their families at night.  They don’t need to have to provide housing for six months for people. That just doesn’t make sense.  That’s an extra burden for them.  They also need long term visas, we’re talking three years.”

Brill says it makes sense to solve immigration issues at the policy level, before resorting to the building of a physical barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border.

"For me it is important to solve our immigration problems first. It's not so hard!" - Dr. David Brill

“For me it makes sense to solve our immigration problems first,” he says. “It’s not so hard.  Lots more visas, giving the DACA kids a safe path to citizenship, a fair path to citizenship, and then reviewing the other undocumented immigrants who are here.  We can do all that.”

Brill and nurse Delina DiSanto are on the ballot in the Democratic Primary for Congress in district 4.  A third candidate, architectural designer Ana Maria Perez, is running as a write-in candidate.

Lou grew up in Tucson and has a long family history in the state of Arizona. He began his public radio career in 1988 at KNAU in Flagstaff as a classical music DJ and has been hooked on public radio since, transitioning to news after trying his hand at several other careers in publishing and commercial broadcasting. Lou has a degree in American Studies from Arizona State University and was KAWC's Morning Edition host for two and half years before becoming News and Operations Director.
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