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Senator Sinema Meets With Yuma Mayor in Washington

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Office of Senator Kyrsten Sinema
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U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema meets with Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls in her Washington, D.C. office.

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.

Victor is originally from West Sacramento, California and has lived in Arizona for more than five years. He began his print journalism career in 2004 following his graduation from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Victor has been a reporter for the following daily newspapers: The Monterey County Herald, The Salinas Californian and the Reno Gazette-Journal, where he covered stories including agriculture, education and Latino community news. Victor has also served as a local editor for Patch, a national news organization with hyperlocal websites, in Carmichael, California in the Sacramento area. He also served as the editor for The New Vision, the newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, which includes Yuma and La Paz counties. Victor lives in Somerton. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and following most sports.
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