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Sen. Mark Kelly To Visit Yuma Monday

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U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly

U.S. Senator Mark Kelly will visit Yuma today.

Sen. Kelly said he will be briefed by Yuma Sector Border Patrol Chief Patrol Agent Chris Clem and tour border patrol operations at the U.S.-Mexico border. Kelly, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said he will also visit both Marine Corps Air Station Yuma and Yuma Proving Ground and meet with local leaders. 


In January, Sen. Kelly said he made his first visit to the border as a Senator, touring the Port of Douglas with Douglas Mayor Donald Huish, Area Port Director Jeffrey Wilson and Customs and Border Protection Director of Field Operations Guadalupe Ramirez. Kelly said he has also spoken with John Modlin, the Interim Tucson Sector Border Patrol Chief, about security along the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona. 


Sen. Kelly said has continued to press the administration for a plan and necessary resources to handle the response at the southern border to ensure a secure, orderly and humane process that doesn’t fall on local communities.


Sen. Kelly said his trip will also allow him to hear from local leaders how the recently passed COVID-19 relief bill is bringing help to the Yuma area. Kelly said he has helped secure $110 million in the COVID-19 relief bill, the American Rescue Plan, which allows FEMA to reimburse localities and organizations assisting with the response at the border. He said the COVID-19 relief bill is also bringing $41.6 million to Yuma County.




Stay tuned to KAWC for more from Sen. Mark Kelly's visit to Yuma.

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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