Arizona senator speaks out on possible Mexican border projects

PHOENIX, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) — On Dec. 20, Arizona Senator Mark Kelly issued a statement regarding the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) position on the border projects.

“I am pleased that the Department of Homeland Security heard our needs from Arizona and will take action to address some of the challenges at the Arizona-Mexico border,” Sen. Kelly began.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) may be authorized to work on border projects that include security and the environment in the Yuma and Tucson areas.

“I look forward to reviewing the details of the plan, as closing some of the gaps and installing gates will be positive steps in securing sections of the border. Repairing damaged land in Cochise County, such as Guadalupe Canyon, will help to protect homes and ranches from flooding and other hazards while restoring natural barriers in the landscape that support security goals,” said Senator Kelly.

With recent news near the Morelos Dam, Senator Kelly made further statements calling on the Biden administration to resolve the border crisis.

Large groups of migrants are encountered daily and gaps along the fences allow more to cross without proper papers.

“Today’s announcement is a good step forward, but we still need smart border security that meets Arizona’s unique needs while ensuring a safe, orderly, and humane response to this border crisis. . I will continue to hold the Biden administration accountable for this,” Senator Kelly said.