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Yuma County Supervisor Porchas hopeful senators' border tour will lead to comprehensive immigration reform

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Yuma County Supervisor Martin Porchas

A Yuma County Supervisor whose district includes the area where thousands of migrants have gathered in recent months says he is hopeful this week's visit by a group of eight U.S. Senators will lead to comprehensive immigration reform.

Supervisor Martin Porchas' district includes the area where the border fence meets Cocopah tribal land west of Somerton. Porchas, a former Somerton mayor, was among the local elected officials to meet with the group led by Sen. Kyrsten Sinema and that included Sen. Mark Kelly.

Porchas said he spoke about the realities he has lived along the border. Hear what he told KAWC's Victor Calderón.

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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