U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly of Arizona meets with the Tucson Border Patrol Sector on Monday. (Courtesy photo/Office of Sen. Mark Kelly)
By Torrence Dunham | KTAR
PHOENIX — U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly of Arizona said Monday more help is on the way to the southern border amid an ongoing immigration surge.
Kelly told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Gaydos and Chad he was informed that 262 Department of Homeland Security personnel are coming from other parts of the country to assist with the response in Arizona, in addition to volunteers from other government agencies.
“What this does is it allows the border patrol agents here in southern Arizona to get away from their desks where they are doing administrative tasks,” Kelly said. “They have these folks to fill in for them, to get them back out into the field along the border so they can do their job securing Arizona’s southern border.”
“Senator Kelly’s advocacy for the interests of Arizonans in securing the border, while at the same time pushing for broader immigration reform and a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers, is a prime example of how border policy does not have to be a partisan issue.”
–Darius Amiri, Rose Law Group Immigration Law Dept. Chair