Senator Kelly’s Statement on the Proclamation of Emergency in the City of Yuma

Tonight, Arizona Senator Mark Kelly released the following statement in response to Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls issuing a proclamation of emergency for the City of Yuma as increased numbers of migrants arrive in the Yuma border sector: 

“Earlier today, I spoke with Yuma Mayor Nicholls, Supervisor Lines, and Sheriff Wilmot to receive the latest update from them about the situation on the ground and what support is needed. I spoke to Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas this evening and urged him to take immediate action and send additional resources and staffing to address the surge at the border and ensure a secure, orderly and humane process. 

“I’ll keep working closely with Yuma leaders and pressing the federal government to make sure our border communities don’t continue bearing the brunt of this crisis.”