Senator Sinema Meets With Yuma Mayor in Washington
Continuing his business trip to Washington this week, Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls met with U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema to discuss ongoing challenges at the border and Yuma’s economic growth.
Sinema announced she discussed with Mayor Nicholls the ongoing migrant releases in Yuma County and offered her office as a resource to address the concerns of the Yuma community.
On Tuesday, Nicholls met with President Donald Trump at the White House.
Last week, Sinema said she held a roundtable with non-governmental, Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement leaders to identify solutions to what she calls the migrant crisis in Arizona.
Sinema has not visited Yuma since taking office.
Sinema said she also discussed with Nicholls how she is fighting to protect military projects at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma and the Yuma Proving Ground.
Sinema said she expressed her commitment to protect the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area by joining her colleagues in requesting $32 million for the National Heritage Area program.