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,” 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 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.